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Biomembrane Simulations: Computational Studies of Biological Membranes

Max L. Berkowitz

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Productivity Press
18 June 2019
Biophysics; Physical chemistry; Biochemistry
Due to recent advancements in the development of numerical algorithms and computational hardware, computer simulations of biological membranes, often requiring use of substantial computational resources, are now reaching a mature stage. Since molecular processes in membranes occur on a multitude of spatial and time scales, molecular simulations of membranes can also serve as a testing ground for use of multi-scale simulation techniques.

This book addresses some of the important issues related to understanding properties and behavior of model biological membranes and it Shows how simulations improve our understanding of biological membranes and makes connections with experimental results.

Presents a careful discussion of the force fields used in the membrane simulations including detailed all-atom fields and coarse-grained fields.

Presents a continuum description of membranes.

Discusses a variety of issues such as influence of membrane surfaces on properties of water, interaction between membranes across water, nanoparticle permeation across the membrane, action of anesthetics and creation of inhomogeneous regions in membranes.

Discusses important methodological issues when using simulations to examine phenomena such as pore creation and permeation across membranes.

Discusses progress recently achieved in modeling bacterial membranes.

It will be a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and instructors in biochemistry, biophysics, pharmacology, physiology, and computational biology.
Edited by:   Max L. Berkowitz
Imprint:   Productivity Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   667g
ISBN:   9781498799799
ISBN 10:   1498799795
Series:   Series in Computational Biophysics
Pages:   258
Publication Date:   18 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Max L. Berkowitz, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He earned his PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science. His research interests include studies of the structural and dynamical properties of aqueous ionic solutions, structure and dynamics of biomembranes, and influence of cavitation effect on biomembranes. He has given numerous invited talks and presentations and is an author or a co-author of more than150 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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