edmm: Theory of Molecular Machines. II. Energy Dissipation from Molecular Machines

@article{Schneider.edmm,
author = "T. D. Schneider",
title = "Theory of Molecular Machines.
{II. Energy} Dissipation from Molecular Machines",
journal = "J. Theor. Biol.",
volume = "148",
thenumber = "1",
pages = "125--137",
pmid = "2016881",
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year = 1991}


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PubMed entry.


Part one of this series: ccmm: Theory of Molecular Machines. I. Channel Capacity of Molecular Machines


Correction
In the typesetting by the journal, an equation was rearranged without my approval. The equation inside the box should read
1/Emin = 1/(kBT ln(2)
like this:
1/Emin = 1/(kBT ln(2)) bits gained per joule dissipated
is a precise upper bound on what can be done by a molecular
machine.


2005 Jun 7: A review of Physical Approaches to Biological Evolution by M.V. Volkenstein was written by Glenn L. E. May at Amazon on February 8, 2005. The review is reasonable. My main quibble is that Glenn uses 'I' instead of 'R' for information, but he tells me he did this to be consistent with Volkenstein's book. R stands for the rate of information in bits per second. That's how it is always measured. For Shannon it was bits per second or bits per symbol. For molecular biology, it is bits per base or bits per binding site (etc). On January 31, 2005, Glenn May also wrote a review of Information Theory and Evolution by John Avery also citing this page. Again, he has a clear grasp of the basics.

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