Drift-Diffusion Simulations of Potassium Channels

Ionic channels play an important role in regulating the cell’s membrane potential and internal charge. This paper will focus on a continuum model of the KcsA potassium channel. We will derive the Poisson-Nernst-Planck (PNP) equations in general and then provide computational solutions for a 1D KcsA channel using experimentally determined parameters. The… CONTINUE READING