Multi scale modeling of 2450MHz electric field effects on microtubule mechanical properties.

Abstract

Microtubule (MT) rigidity and response to 2450MHz electric fields were investigated, via multi scale modeling approach. For this purpose, six systems were designed and simulated to consider all types of feasible interactions between α and β monomers in MT, by using all atom molecular dynamics method. Subsequently, coarse grain modeling was used to design different lengths of MT. Investigation of effects of external 2450MHz electric field on MT showed MT less rigidity in the presence of such field, which may perturb its functions. Moreover, an additional computational setup was designed to study effects of 2450MHz field on MT response to AFM tip. It was found, more tip velocity led to MT faster transformation and less time was required to change MT elastic response to plastic one, applying constant radius. Moreover it was observed smaller tip caused to increase required time to change MT elastic response to plastic one, considering constant velocity. Furthermore, exposing MT to 2450MHz field led to no significant changes in MT response to AFM tip, but quick change in MT elastic response to plastic one.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmgm.2016.09.016

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@article{Setayandeh2016MultiSM, title={Multi scale modeling of 2450MHz electric field effects on microtubule mechanical properties.}, author={Samaneh Setayandeh and A. Hossein Lohrasebi}, journal={Journal of molecular graphics & modelling}, year={2016}, volume={70}, pages={122-128} }