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1st Edition

Biophysics and Nanotechnology of Ion Channels

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ISBN 9780367445454
September 21, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
280 Pages 214 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive review of the biophysics and nanotechnology of ion channels. It details the biological and physiological entities of ion channels in cells and addresses various physical perspectives of ion channel structures and functions. Naturally inbuilt and artificial applicable nanotechnologies of ion channels are modelled and explored. It discusses various methods that can be utilized towards understanding ion channel-based cellular diseases.

Physical, biochemical, biomedical, and bioinformatics techniques are taken into considerations to enable the development of strategies to address therapeutic drug discovery and delivery.

This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in biophysics and related biomedical sciences, in addition to researchers in the field and industry.


  • Provides a stimulating introduction to the structures and functions of ion channels of membranes of biological cells and discusses the biophysics of ion channels in condensed matter state and physiological condition
  • Addresses natural processes and nanotechnology opportunities for their purposeful manipulation
  • Lays the groundwork for vitally important medical advances

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Ion Channels-Physical Structures and Gating Mechanisms

Chapter 2. Mitochondrial Membrane Channels-Physical Structures and Gating Mechanisms

Chapter 3. Ion Channels of the Nuclear Membrane-Physical Structures and Gating Mechanisms

Chapter 4. Artificial Ion Channels

Chapter 5. Non-Channel Membrane Gating

Chapter 6. Ion Channel Energetics

Chapter 7. Nanotechnology of Ion Channels

Chapter 8. Channelopathies and Ion Channels as Therapeutic Targets

Chapter 9. Bioinformatics of Ion channels. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning 

Chapter 10. Quantum Mechanics of Ion Channels

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Mohammed Ashrafuzzaman is an Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry at King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and co-founder of MDT Canada Inc.