Cargo transportation

The transport of cargo particles that are pulled by several molecular motors in a cooperative manner is studied theoretically in this article. The transport properties depend primarily on the maximal number N of motor molecules that may pull simultaneously on the cargo particle. Cytoskeletal motors that perform active movements along cytoskeletal filaments drive the long-range transport of vesicles, organelles, and other types of cargo in biological cells. In this article, we will consider processive motors, which can complete many chemo-mechanical cycles while remaining bound to the filaments.