The membrane dipole potential in a total membrane potential model. Applications to hydrophobic ion interactions with membranes.

The total potential energy profile for hydrophobic ion interactions with lipid bilayers can be written as the sum of four terms: the electrical Born, image and dipole contributions, and a neutral energy term. We introduce a specific model for the membrane dipole potential, treating it as a two-dimensional array of point dipoles located near each membrane… CONTINUE READING