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Modeling of Microscale Transport in Biological Processes by Sid Becker

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Chapter 8

Nano-Swimmers in Lipid-Bilayer Membranes

M.-J. Huang; A. Mikhailov,,1    Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CanadaAbteilung Physikalische Chemie, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, GermanyDepartment of Mathematical and Life Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan1Chapter coordinator.

Abstract

Biological membranes are lipid bilayers in which lipid flows can be induced. These systems effectively behave as two-dimensional fluids at submicrometer scales. Usually, biomembranes contain a large number of protein inclusions. When such inclusions are active, they operate as nano-machines and cyclically change their conformations. Thus hydrodynamic ...

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