Nanotech 2001 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2001 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Bioinformatics/Mathematical Biology Chapter 2

Ionic Channels as Biodevices

Authors: R.S. Eisenberg

Affilation: Rush Medical Center, United States

Pages: 37 - 38

Keywords: ion channels, electrostatics, self-consistent

Ion channels are proteins with a hole down their middle of great biological and medical importance studied in thousand of laboratories. Ions move through channels of known structure obeying the relatively simple laws of electrodiffusion. Ion channels seem ideal objects for interdisciplinary multi-resolution study, using existing methods of computational physics, electronics, and chemistry to predict and control biological function.

ISBN: 0-9708275-3-9
Pages: 218