Transport mechanism of hydrophobic ions through lipid bilayer membranes

Abstract

Evidence is presented that the transport of lipid-soluble ions through bilayer membranes occurs in three distinct steps: (1) adsorption to the membranesolution interface; (2) passage over an activation barrier to the opposite interface; and (3) desorption into the aqueous solution. Support for this mechanism comes from a consideration of the potential… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01870551

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@article{Ketterer1971TransportMO, title={Transport mechanism of hydrophobic ions through lipid bilayer membranes}, author={Bernt Ketterer and Berthold Neumcke and Peter L{\"a}uger}, journal={The Journal of Membrane Biology}, year={1971}, volume={5}, pages={225-245} }