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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 851915, 9 pages
Research Article

The Uptake Mechanism of the Cell-Penetrating pVEC Peptide

Chemical Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Bebek, 34342 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 17 December 2012; Revised 8 March 2013; Accepted 10 March 2013

Academic Editor: Yifat Miller

Copyright © 2013 Ihsan Omur Akdag and Elif Ozkirimli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The supplementary material includes figures on (1) the interaction energy, van der Waals energy and electrostatic energy between the peptide and membrane atoms in the pVEC simulation, (2) the change in the secondary structure and the distance between the N- and C-termini in the three simulations and (3) the change in energy, force and number of waters in the simulation in which the SMD force was applied to the C-terminus.

  1. Supplementary Figures