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Electrostatic Chameleons in Biological Systems.

Lund, Mikael LU (2010) In Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(49). p.17337-17339
Abstract
Due to large equilibrium fluctuations of protons at physiological pH, the orthophosphate ion as well as the imidazole group on histidine substantially regulate their charge upon approaching charged interfaces. This implies that these-and comparable-ions function as electostatic "proximity switches" when interacting with lipid membranes, DNA, proteins, etc. Using straightforward statistical thermodynamics as well as mesoscopic computer simulations we quantify the charge regulation mechanism and argue that it is important in a range of biological as well as technical processes.
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Journal of the American Chemical Society
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132
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49
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17337 - 17339
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The American Chemical Society
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  • wos:000285328800001
  • pmid:21086991
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1520-5126
DOI
10.1021/ja106480a
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English
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  abstract     = {Due to large equilibrium fluctuations of protons at physiological pH, the orthophosphate ion as well as the imidazole group on histidine substantially regulate their charge upon approaching charged interfaces. This implies that these-and comparable-ions function as electostatic "proximity switches" when interacting with lipid membranes, DNA, proteins, etc. Using straightforward statistical thermodynamics as well as mesoscopic computer simulations we quantify the charge regulation mechanism and argue that it is important in a range of biological as well as technical processes.},
  author       = {Lund, Mikael},
  issn         = {1520-5126},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {49},
  pages        = {17337--17339},
  publisher    = {The American Chemical Society},
  series       = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  title        = {Electrostatic Chameleons in Biological Systems.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja106480a},
  volume       = {132},
  year         = {2010},
}