Free energy analysis of vesicle-to-bicelle transformation †

@inproceedings{Shinoda2011FreeEA,
  title={Free energy analysis of vesicle-to-bicelle transformation †},
  author={Wataru Shinoda and Takenobu Nakamura and Steven O Nielsen},
  year={2011}
}
A lipid assembly composed of a finite number of lipid molecules can have multiple metastable structures. Using a series of coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, we evaluate the free energy profile for the transformation of a small vesicle to a disk-like structure called a bicelle. This free energy is found to be lower than that predicted from… CONTINUE READING