First Passage Statistics for the Capture of a Brownian Particle by a Structured Spherical Target with Multiple Surface Traps

@article{Lindsay2017FirstPS,
  title={First Passage Statistics for the Capture of a Brownian Particle by a Structured Spherical Target with Multiple Surface Traps},
  author={Alan E. Lindsay and Andrew J. Bernoff and Michael J. Ward},
  journal={Multiscale Modeling & Simulation},
  year={2017},
  volume={15},
  pages={74-109}
}
We study the first passage time problem for a diffusing molecule in an enclosed region to hit a small spherical target whose surface contains many small absorbing traps. This study is motivated by two examples of cellular transport. The first is the intracellular process through which proteins transit from the cytosol to the interior of the nucleus through nuclear pore complexes that are distributed on the nuclear surface. The second is the problem of chemoreception, in which cells sense their… CONTINUE READING

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