Naohito Urakami

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Relatively short peptides, such as toxins and antimicrobial-peptides, are known to insert themselves into cell membranes. On the basis of simple bead-spring models for the membrane lipids, the peptide, and water, detailed processes of the peptide insertion is investigated by molecular dynamics simulation; our special concern is in the highly cooperative(More)
We investigate a temperature-driven recursive division of binary giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs). During the heating step of the heating-cooling cycle, the spherical mother vesicle deforms to a budded limiting shape using up the excess area produced by the chain melting of the lipids and then splits off into two daughter vesicles. Upon cooling, the(More)
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