Chaperone-assisted translocation of a polymer through a nanopore.

@article{Yu2011ChaperoneassistedTO,
  title={Chaperone-assisted translocation of a polymer through a nanopore.},
  author={Wancheng Yu and Kaifu Luo},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 34},
  pages={
          13565-70
        }
}
  • Wancheng Yu, K. Luo
  • Published 2 August 2011
  • Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
Using Langevin dynamics simulations, we investigate the dynamics of chaperone-assisted translocation of a flexible polymer through a nanopore. We find that increasing the binding energy ε between the chaperone and the chain and the chaperone concentration N(c) can greatly improve the translocation probability. Particularly, with increasing the chaperone concentration a maximum translocation probability is observed for weak binding. For a fixed chaperone concentration, the histogram of… 

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