Description

Aromatic amino acids in proteins, (tryptophan, tyrosine, histidine and phenylalanine) have electron resonant ring structures in which electrons are mobile and delocalizable. Electron transport is examined in these complexes with electrons hopping or tunneling between aromatics that have less than 2 nm separations. Microtubule cylindrical lattices form distinct helical pattern topologies that can perform information processing, information propagation, computing and memory storage within cells. The microtubule patterns correspond with binding patterns of microtubule-associated proteins. These proteins correspond to cytoskeletal and cellular structure and function. This paper reports a concept of information propagation and information processing in microtubules from an electronics viewpoint. Analysis and modeling are performed in this paper.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit

2004

Comments

Copyright 2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. ISBN: 0-7803-8536-5Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department, Program, or Center

Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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