Towards a reliable model of ion channels: Three-dimensional simulation of ionic solutions

M. Saraniti*, S. J. Wigger, Z. Schuss, R. S. Eisenberg

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Abstract

Ion channels play a crucial role in the physiology of complex biological systems because of their influence on the electrical equilibrium between the cells and their environment. From an engineering viewpoint, ion channels will be the key components of the design and the production of a new generation of biosensors integrating the selectivity of ion channels with the processing capabilities of modern microelectronics. The aim of this contribution is to review the state-of-the-art simulative approaches used for the modeling of the ion channel environment. A self-consistent approach will be presented, based on the coupling of Poisson/Coulomb/Langevin solvers, and aimed to model the dynamics of ionic solutions. Simulation results will be shown as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages52-55
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 21 Apr 200225 Apr 2002

Publication series

Name2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002

Conference

Conference2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period21/04/0225/04/02

Keywords

  • Aqueous solutions
  • Brownian dynamics
  • Ion channels
  • Molecular dynamics

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