Stochastic Modelling of CTB-receptor Binding Kinetics Chapter uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier B.V. How cholera toxin subunit B (CTB) binds to its receptor in host cell membrane is still not fully understood due to its complex nature. In this study, a kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) model is proposed to describe the binding kinetics between CTB and its receptor on lipid membrane. The proposed kMC model considers receptor migration, CTB attachment and detachment, and surface forward and backward reactions as discrete microscopic events. At every moment, an event to be executed is selected randomly based on the rates of all possible events, and this procedure continues till the end of simulation. By accounting for these events, the predictions from the proposed kMC model qualitatively agree with the experimental measurements.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, D., Mohr, A., Kwon, J., Wu, H., & Singla, A.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Dongheon||Mohr, Alec||Kwon, Joseph Sang-Il||Wu, Hung-Jen||Singla, Akshi

Book Title

  • 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018)

publication date

  • January 2018