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Issue No.02 - March/April (2010 vol.12)
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
<p>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.</p>
Ion channel, transport Monte Carlo simulation, &#x03B1;-Hemolysin, grid-focusing method
Reza Toghraee, Kyu-Il Lee, Umberto Ravaioli, "Simulation of Ion Permeation in Biological Membranes", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.12, no. 2, pp. 43-47, March/April 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.46
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