Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Using a combination of simulations of alamethicin and other antimicrobial peptides in different environments, we discuss a number of pertinent problems in the biophysics of peptide-lipid interactions and ion channels. Molecular dynamics simulations can be used to obtain detailed information about the structure and dynamics of peptides in membrane environments. Such simulations have yielded interesting information on the dynamics of membrane proteins and of water and ions in ion channels. However, reliably simulating binding to membranes, insertion into membranes, and aggregation of peptides both in and at the surface of membranes remain challenging problems.

Type

Journal article

Journal

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Publication Date

05/06/2001

Volume

83

Pages

166 - 179