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SELECTED RECENT OPEN ACCESS PAPERS IN BIOPHYSICS

 

A) In computational biophysics

Self-consistent field theory for the interactions between keratin intermediate filaments

Anna Akinshina, Etienne Jambon-Puillet, Patrick B Warren, Massimo G Noro

BMC Biophysics September 2013, 6:12, doi:10.1186/2046-1682-6-12

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/2046-1682-6-12/fulltext.html

In this interesting article, Akinshina et al have developed a model for the interactions between keratin intermediate filaments based on self-consistent field theory. The intermediate filaments are represented by charged surfaces, and the disordered terminal domains of the keratins are represented by charged heteropolymers grafted to these surfaces.

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Credits: BMC Biophysics© Akinshina et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013

B) In electrophysiology- Ion channels in plants

Rainer Hedrich

Physiol Rev 92: 1777–1811, 2012 doi:10.1152/physrev.00038.2011

http://physrev.physiology.org/content/92/4/1777.long

Hedrich presents reviews present knowledge is reviewed for the plant ion channel biology. Special emphasis is drawn to the molecular mechanisms of channel regulation, in the context of model systems and in the light of evolution.

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 Credits: Copyright © 2012 the American Physiological Society

C) In medical biophysics

Physical Characterization of Mouse Deep Vein Thrombosis Derived Microparticles by Differential Filtration with Nanopore Filters

Antonio Peramo and Jose A. Diaz

Membranes 2012, 2(1), 1-15; doi:10.3390/membranes2010001

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0375/2/1/1

In this study, Peramo and Diaz present never seen images of blood pro-thrombotic microparticles using a novel method to separate with membrane-based nanopore filtration system. Electron microscopy observations of these pro-thrombotic mouse microparticles, as well as mouse platelets and leukocytes obtained using a mouse inferior vena cava

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Credits: © 2012 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland