Multinanoparticle translocations in phospholipid membranes: Translocation modes and dynamic processes

PP Xia and Y Shan and LL He and YY Ji and XH Wang and SB Li, CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 33, 468-476 (2020).

DOI: 10.1063/1674-0068/cjcp1910174

Multinanoparticles interacting with the phospholipid membranes in solution were studied by dissipative particle dynamics simulation. The selected nanoparticles have spherical or cylindrical shapes, and they have various initial velocities in the dynamical processes. Several translocation modes are defined according to their characteristics in the dynamical processes, in which the phase diagrams are constructed based on the interaction strengths between the particles and membranes and the initial velocities of particles. Furthermore, several parameters, such as the system energy and radius of gyration, are investigated in the dynamical processes for the various translocation modes. Results elucidate the effects of multiparticles interacting with the membranes in the biological processes.

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