Biomotors are extensively involved in biological processes including cell mitosis, bacterial binary fission, DNA replication, DNA repair, homologous recombination, Holliday junction resolution, RNA transcription, and viral genome packaging. Traditionally, they were classified into two categories including linear and rotation motors. In 2013, a third class of motor by revolution mechanism without rotation was discovered. In this issue of "Structure and mechanisms of nanomotors in the cells", four comprehensive reviews are published to address the latest advancements of the structure and motion mechanism of a variety of biomotors in archaea, animal viruses, bacteria, and bacteriophages.
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Guo, Peixuan; Grainge, Ian; Zhao, Zhengyi; and Vieweger, Mario, "Two Classes of Nucleic Acid Translocation Motors: Rotation and Revolution Without Rotation" (2014). Markey Cancer Center Faculty Publications. 28.