Mathematical Model of Pore Deformation in a Lipid Membrane

Authors: Kalyagina N.V.  Published: 08.09.2013
Published in issue: #2(45)/2012  

Category: Applied Mathematics and Methods of Mathematical Simulation  
Keywords: lipid membrane, pore, tension, rigidity

A mathematical model of the pore deformation in a lipid membrane subjected to action of tensions is offered. The model makes it possible to calculate a radius of the pore using the relation of applied forces: the membrane tension and the internal surface tension in the pore.