Monte Carlo study of the selectivity of calcium channels: Improved geometrical model

Dezsö Boda, Douglas Henderson, David D. Busath

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An extended model of a calcium channel is described involving a channel with a finite length. With this new geometry the channel is still selective but less so than in an infinite cylinder geometry (Boda, D., Busath, D.D., Henderson, D., and Sokolowski, S., 2000, J. phys. Chem. B, 104, 8903). The selectivity of the channel depends on the width and length of the channel filter but is not significantly affected by changes in the size of the entry vestibules. Interestingly, changes in the size of the entry vestibules do affect the details of the concentration profiles of some of the ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2361-2368
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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