Quantitative modeling of selective lysosomal targeting for drug design

  title={Quantitative modeling of selective lysosomal targeting for drug design},
  author={Stefan Trapp and Gustavo R. Rosania and Richard W. Horobin and Johannes Kornhuber},
  journal={European Biophysics Journal},
Lysosomes are acidic organelles and are involved in various diseases, the most prominent is malaria. Accumulation of molecules in the cell by diffusion from the external solution into cytosol, lysosome and mitochondrium was calculated with the Fick–Nernst–Planck equation. The cell model considers the diffusion of neutral and ionic molecules across biomembranes, protonation to mono- or bivalent ions, adsorption to lipids, and electrical attraction or repulsion. Based on simulation results, high… CONTINUE READING