Comment on"Statistical Mechanics of Membrane-Protein Conformation: A Homopolymer Model"

@inproceedings{Ting1998CommentOM,
  title={Comment on"Statistical Mechanics of Membrane-Protein Conformation: A Homopolymer Model"},
  author={Julian Juhi-Lian Ting},
  year={1998}
}
1 modeled a membrane-protein conformation by grand canonical ensemble approach using a homopolymer model. In this comment I would like to point out that although their model has no serious physical mistake, it is far from biological reality. The basic scenario of their model is depicted in Fig.1(a). Therefore, they expand the interaction into loops, inclusions and adsorptions. It is unrealistic in four aspects: Firstly, for a real membrane the chemical potential inside and outside the cell… CONTINUE READING