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Title: Recent Developments in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Fluorescent Membrane Probes
Authors: Loura, Luís M. S. 
Ramalho, J. P. Prates 
Keywords: Fluorescence; Lipid bilayer; Molecular dynamics; Molecular simulation; Membrane probes
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2011
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: LOURA, Luís M. S.; RAMALHO, J. P. Prates - Recent Developments in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Fluorescent Membrane Probes. "Molecules". ISSN 1420-3049. Vol. 16, nº 7 (2011) p. 5437-5452
Abstract: Due to their sensitivity and versatility, the use of fluorescence techniques in membrane biophysics is widespread. Because membrane lipids are non-fluorescent, extrinsic membrane probes are widely used. However, the behaviour of these probes when inserted in the bilayer is often poorly understood, and it can be hard to distinguish between legitimate membrane properties and perturbation resulting from probe incorporation. Atomistic molecular dynamics simulations present a convenient way to address these issues and have been increasingly used in recent years in this context. This article reviews the application of molecular dynamics to the study of fluorescent membrane probes, focusing on recent work with complex design fluorophores and ordered bilayer systems.
ISSN: 1420-3049
DOI: 10.3390/molecules16075437
Rights: openAccess
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