Water Transport in Membranes

Here is a movie I made today, it shows water transport through a membrane inserted peptide. All the colored beads represent lipid head groups, the peptide backbone is in black, the orange beads represent LYS side chains and the cyan bead is a water. You can see the water molecule move from one LYS residue to another and slowly to the other leaflet.

It is nothing new and processes like these have been observed before, but I think it is very cool to watch the animation.

Also, sizes are exaggerated for clearer depiction.

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