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

Mechanisms of Selectivity in Biological Ion Channels

Authors: W. Nonner

Affilation: University of Miami, United States

Pages: 43 - 44

Keywords: ion channels, ionic selectivity, MSA

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

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