Sensitivity of membranes to their environment. Role of stochastic processes.

@article{Offner1982SensitivityOM,
  title={Sensitivity of membranes to their environment. Role of stochastic processes.},
  author={Franklin Faller Offner},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          447-61
        }
}
Ionic flow through biomembranes often exhibits a sensitivity to the environment, which is difficult to explain by classical theory, that usually assumes that the free energy available to change the membrane permeability results from the environmental change acting directly on the permeability control mechanism. This implies, for example, that a change delta V in the trans-membrane potential can produce a maximum free energy change, delta V X q, on a gate (control mechanism) carrying a charge q… CONTINUE READING
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