Monday, November 17, 2008: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
414/415 (Marriott Philadelphia Downtown)

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties (01a)

#125 - Thermodynamics and Transport in Lipid Bilayers (01A14)
Lipid bilayers constitute the main structural component of biological membranes. In recent years, advances in experimental techniques and simulation methods have contributed to the widespread study of these complex self-assembled structures. The properties of these bilayers play a vital role in physiological functions, for example, the interaction between these membranes and sugars or proteins is considered to be crucial for understanding the mechanisms underlying phenomena such as cryoprotection and progression of diseases like the Alzheimer's disease. This session will focus on current efforts, both experimental and computational, for studying the thermodynamics of lipid bilayers and its role in governing the biochemical and biophysical functions of these membrane structures.
Chair:Sergey Vasenkov
CoChair:Jeffery Klauda
12:30 PMExploring the Gas Permeability of a Lipid Bilayer Membrane Using Course Grained Molecular Dynamics
Huajun Yuan, Cynthia Jameson, Sohail Murad
12:45 PMElastic Properties of Lipid Bilayers Containing Embedded Nanoparticles
Young Min Ban, Dmitry I. Kopelevich
1:00 PMInteraction Mechanisms Between a Homologous Series of Tripodal Cationic Peptides and Lipid Bilayer Membranes
Anju Gupta, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Rob Deluca, Guofeng Ye, Keykavous Parang
1:15 PMModeling of Active Transport Systems
Yasar Demirel
1:30 PMCosmomic: Simulation of Bio-Membranes and Micelles with Cosmo-Rs
Andreas Klamt
1:45 PMA Comparison of Domain Size and Diffusion Behavior of Lipids in Model Lipid Membranes Using PFG NMR with High Gradient Strengths
Monica Sanders, Sergey Vasenkov
2:00 PMCurvature and Composition Coupling In Lipid Bilayer Membrane Tubes
Aiwei Tian, Tobias Baumgart
2:15 PMInteraction and Complex Between Phospholipid and Pluronic
Yu Yuan Chieng, Shing Bor Chen
2:30 PMEffect of Polymer Grafting on the Bilayer Gel to Liquid Crystalline Transition
K. G. Ayappa, Foram Thakkar

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