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Simulation of Ion Permeation in Biological Membranes
March/April 2010 (vol. 12 no. 2)
pp. 43-47
Reza Toghraee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kyu-Il Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Umberto Ravaioli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

As part of nature's solution for regulating biological environments, ion channels are particularly interesting to device engineers seeking to understand how nanoscale molecular systems realize device-like functions, such as biosensing of organic analytes. By attaching molecular adaptors inside genetically engineered ion channels, it's possible to further enhance this biosensor functionality.

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Index Terms:
Ion channel, transport Monte Carlo simulation, α-Hemolysin, grid-focusing method
Citation:
Reza Toghraee, Kyu-Il Lee, Umberto Ravaioli, "Simulation of Ion Permeation in Biological Membranes," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 43-47, March-April 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.46
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