Effects of carbon nanoparticles on lipid membranes: A molecular simulation perspective

Luca Monticelli, Emppu Salonen, Pu Chun Ke, Ilpo Vattulainen

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We review recent simulation studies of carbon nanoparticles interacting with lipid membranes. We first consider the state-of-the-art methodology associated with atomistic as well as coarse-grained models of carbon nanoparticles and lipid systems, and then discuss recent simulation studies of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and other carbon-based nanoparticles interacting with biological lipid interfaces. We close this article with a brief consideration of the future challenges guided by experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4433-4445
Number of pages13
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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