Simulation of voltage-driven hydrated cation transport through narrow transmembrane channels.

Molecular dynamics studies for the voltage-driven transport of the alkali metal ions lithium, sodium, and potassium through gramicidin A-type channels filled with water molecules are presented. The number of water molecules in the channel is obtained from a previous study (Skerra, A., and J. Brickmann, 1987, Biophys. J., 51:969-976). It is shown that the… CONTINUE READING