Mechanisms of selectivity in biological ion channels

Wolfgang Nonner

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Abstract

Ca, K, and Na channels of biological membranes are proteins that pass ions through a molecular pore, thereby selecting particular ions of biological importance. We report here theoretical work suggesting that interactions among charged hard spheres can to a large degree account for the ionic selectivity of such channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience - ICCN 2001
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages43-44
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience - ICCN 2001 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2001Mar 21 2001

Publication series

Name2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience - ICCN 2001

Other

Other2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience - ICCN 2001
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period3/19/013/21/01

Keywords

  • Ion Channels
  • Ionic Selectivity
  • MSA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Nonner, W. (2001). Mechanisms of selectivity in biological ion channels. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience - ICCN 2001 (pp. 43-44). (2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience - ICCN 2001).