Electrokinetic transport through the nanopores in cell membrane during electroporation.

@article{Movahed2012ElectrokineticTT,
  title={Electrokinetic transport through the nanopores in cell membrane during electroporation.},
  author={Saeid Movahed and Dongqing Li},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2012},
  volume={369 1},
  pages={442-52}
}
In electroporation, applied electric field creates hydrophilic nanopores in a cell membrane that can serve as a pathway for inserting biological samples to the cell. It is highly desirable to understand the ionic transfer and fluid flow through the nanopores in order to control and improve the cell transfection. Because of submicron dimensions, conventional theories of electrokinetics may lose their applicability in such nanopores. In the current study, the Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations along… CONTINUE READING