Nonequilibrium voltage fluctuations in biological membranes. II. Voltage and current noise generated by ion carriers, channels and electrogenic pumps.

Abstract

As applications of the general theoretical framework of charge transport in biological membranes and related voltage and current noise, a number of model calculations are presented for ion carriers, rigid channels, channels with conformational substates and electrogenic pumps. The results are discussed with special reference to the problem of threshold values for sensory transduction processes and their limitations by voltage fluctuations. Furthermore, starting from the special results of model calculations, an attempt is made to determine more general aspects of electric fluctuations generated by charge-transport processes in biological membranes: different frequency dependences of voltage and current noise, and dependence of noise intensities with increasing distance from the equilibrium state.

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@article{Solleder1986NonequilibriumVF, title={Nonequilibrium voltage fluctuations in biological membranes. II. Voltage and current noise generated by ion carriers, channels and electrogenic pumps.}, author={P. Solleder and Eckart Frehland}, journal={Biophysical chemistry}, year={1986}, volume={25 2}, pages={147-59} }