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The "Inch-Worm Episode": Reconstituting the Phenomenon of Kinesin Motility

Bollhagen, Andrew (2020) The "Inch-Worm Episode": Reconstituting the Phenomenon of Kinesin Motility. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Kinesin is a molecular motor that moves cargo around cells by “walking” along microtubule tracks. I present how the phenomenon of kinesin motility was reconstituted across the history of single-molecule research on kinesin. How this occurred is of particular interest as extant philosophical models of phenomenon reconstitution fail to map onto how it happened in this case. On standard accounts, phenomenon reconstitution happens in the context of developing explanations for phenomena. In the case of kinesin motility, however, the episode occurred within a research program dedicated not to explaining but solely to characterizing the phenomenon.


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Bollhagen, Andrewabollhag@ucsd.edu
Keywords: kinesin, molecular motors, phenomenon reconstitution
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Depositing User: Mr. Andrew Bollhagen
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 03:14
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 03:14
Item ID: 17427
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Date: 2 July 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17427

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