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Petracchi D., Pellegrini M., Pellegrino M., Barbi M., Moss F. Periodic forcing of a K+ channel at various temperatures. In: Biophysical Journal, vol. 66 pp. 1844 - 1852. Biophysical Society, 1994.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
The random sequence of openings and closings of single ion channels and the channel conductances have been the object of intense study over the past two decades with a view toward illuminating the underlying kinetics of the channel protein molecules. Channels that are sensitive to voltage, such as many K(+)-selective channels, have been particularly useful, because the kinetic rates can be manipulated by changing the membrane voltage. Most such studies have been performed under stationary conditions and usually at a single temperature. Here we report the results of experiments with sinusoidal modulation of the membrane potential performed at several temperatures. Dwell time and cycle histograms, objects not normally associated with ion channel experiments, are herein reported. From the last, the transition probability densities for channel opening and closing events are obtained. A new and unusual phase anticipation is observed in the cycle histograms, and its temperature dependence is measured.
URL: http://www.biophysj.org/cgi/content/abstract/66/6/1844?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=barbi&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT
Subject K+ channel
Temperatures


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