User talk:Andy Maloney/Notebook/Lab Notebook of Andy Maloney/2009/06/02/Molecular Shuttles Operating Undercover: A New Photolithographic Approach for the Fabrication of Structured Surfaces Supporting Directed Motility
Steve Koch 16:21, 3 June 2009 (EDT): Good job with this paper. I don't know if people have done it with kinesin yet, but soft lithography / microcontact printing would be another way of patterning the surface: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_lithography . Though I suppose the MTs would fall off the tracks. Not sure if falling off the tracks is any worse than reflecting off walls, though. My inkling now is that for the initial gliding assays, we'll do better without patterning, because we'll be able to follow a single MT for a longer time before a collision with a wall.