Implicit solvent simulation models for biomembranes

Grace Brannigan, Lawrence C.L. Lin, Frank L.H. Brown

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Fully atomic simulation strategies are infeasible for the study of many processes of interest to membrane biology, biophysics and biochemistry. We review various coarse-grained simulation methodologies with special emphasis on methods and models that do not require the explicit simulation of water. Examples from our own research demonstrate that such models have potential for simulating a variety of biologically relevant phenomena at the membrane surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-124
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Biophysics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics


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