Publications

Ensemble velocity of non-processive molecular motors with multiple chemical states A. Vilfan, to appear in Interface Focus (2014).
The winch model can explain both coordinated and uncoordinated stepping of cytoplasmic dynein A. Šarlah and A. Vilfan, to appear in Biophys. J. (2014).
Myosin directionality results from coupling between ATP hydrolysis, lever motion, and actin binding A. Vilfan, Letter, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, E2076 (2014). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
The role of initial oligomers in amyloid fibril formation by human stefin B A. Taler-Verčič, T. Kirsipuu, M. Friedemann, A. Noormägi, M. Polajnar, J. Smirnova, M. Tušek Žnidarič, M. Žganec, M. Škarabot, A. Vilfan, R. A. Staniforth, P. Palumaa and E. Žerovnik, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, 18362-18384 (2013). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Viewpoint: Out of touch, but not out of sync A. Vilfan, Physics 5, 107 (2012). [Online Journal]
Optimal shapes of surface slip driven self-propelled microswimmers A. Vilfan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 128105 (2012). [Online Journal][PubMed]
Generic flow profiles induced by a beating cilium A. Vilfan, Eur. Phys. J. E 35, 72 (2012). [Online Journal] [arXiv][PubMed]
Analysis of fluid flow around a beating artificial cilium M. Vilfan, G. Kokot, A. Vilfan, N. Osterman, B. Kavčič, I. Poberaj and D. Babič, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 3, 163-171 (2012). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Finding the ciliary beating pattern with optimal efficiency N. Osterman and A. Vilfan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 15727-15732 (2011). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Measurement of fluid flow generated by artificial cilia G. Kokot, M. Vilfan, N. Osterman, A. Vilfan, B. Kavčič, I. Poberaj and D. Babič, Biomicrofluidics 5, 034103 (2011). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Self-assembled artificial cilia M. Vilfan, A. Potočnik, B. Kavčič, N. Osterman, I. Poberaj, A. Vilfan and D. Babič, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 1844-1847 (2010). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Editorial: D. Gevaux, Biomimetics: Guided in the right direction. Nature Physics 6, 8 (2010). [Online Journal]
Comment on "Ferromagnetic microswimmers" A. Vilfan and H. Stark, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 199801 (2009). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Twirling motion of actin filaments in gliding assays with non-processive myosin motors A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 97, 1130-1137 (2009). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Five models for myosin V A. Vilfan, Frontiers in Bioscience 14, 2269-2284 (2009). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
The mechanism of amyloid-fibril formation by stefin B; temperature and protein concentration dependence of the rates K. Škerget, A. Vilfan, M. Pompe-Novak, V. Turk, J. P. Waltho, D. Turk and E. Žerovnik, Proteins. 74, 425–436 (2009). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Frequency clustering in spontaneous otoacoustic emissions from a lizard's ear A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Biophys. J. 95, 4622-4630 (2008). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Myosin V passing over Arp2/3 junctions: branching ratio calculated from the elastic lever arm model A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 94, 3405-3412 (2008). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Hydrodynamic flow patterns and synchronization of beating cilia A. Vilfan and F. Jülicher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 058102 (2006). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Oscillations in molecular motor assemblies A. Vilfan and E. Frey, J. Phys. Condensed Matter 17, S3901-S3911 (2005). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [Pubmed]
Influence of fluctuations in actin structure on myosin V step size A. Vilfan, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 45, 1672-1675 (2005). [Online Journal] [arXiv e-print] [PubMed]
Elastic lever-arm model for myosin V A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 88, 3792-3805 (2005). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Synchronization of active mechanical oscillators by an inertial load A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 114101 (2003). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Instabilities in the transient response of muscle A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Biophys. J. 85, 818-826 (2003). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Two adaptation processes in auditory hair cells together can provide an active amplifier A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Biophys. J. 85, 191-203 (2003). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Anomalous relaxation kinetics of biological lattice-ligand binding models E. Frey and A. Vilfan, Chemical Physics 284, 287-310 (2002). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
The binding dynamics of tropomyosin on actin A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 81, 3146-3155 (2001). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Relaxation kinetics of biological dimer adsorption models A. Vilfan, E. Frey and F. Schwabl, Europhys. Lett. 56, 420-426 (2001). [Online journal] [arXiv] [Java-simulation]
Dynamics and cooperativity of microtubule decoration by the motor protein kinesin A. Vilfan, E. Frey, F. Schwabl, M. Thormählen, Y.-H. Song and E. Mandelkow, J. Mol. Biol. 312, 1011-1026 (2001). [Online Journal] [PDF preprint] [PubMed] [Java-simulation]
Force-velocity relations of a two-state crossbridge model for molecular motors A. Vilfan, E. Frey and F. Schwabl, Europhys. Lett. 45, 283-289 (1999). [Online journal] [arXiv]
Elastically coupled molecular motors A. Vilfan, E. Frey and F. Schwabl, Eur. Phys. J. B 3, 535-546 (1998). [Online journal] [arXiv] [Java-simulation]

Book chapters

Measurement of fluid flow generated by artificial cilia A. Vilfan, D. Babič, B. Kavčič, G. Kokot, N. Osterman, I. Poberaj and M. Vilfan, in: Artificial Cilia, Eds. J.M.J. den Toonder and P. Onck, RSC Publishing (2013). ISBN 978-1849735971

PhD thesis

Collective Dynamics of Molecular Motors TU München (2000). [Full text]

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Andrej Vilfan, 27/06/2014