What is it about?

Ion channels are proteins that control communication between cells. The speed at which ions move through these proteins is critical to many life-sustaining processes. We present a new way to predict that speed. The unicity of our model is that it incorporates the effects of temporal disorder, the hallmark of proteins, for a more realistic simulation of ion motion through protein channels.

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Why is it important?

Our model can help gain fundamental insights into ion transport through complex media. This is important for designing effective therapies to treat ion channel-related diseases such as neurological and cardiac disorders.

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This page is a summary of: Dynamics accelerate the kinetics of ion diffusion through channels: Continuous-time random walk models beyond the mean field approximation, The Journal of Chemical Physics, April 2024, American Institute of Physics,
DOI: 10.1063/5.0188469.
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