Aidley, David
June 1991
New Scientist;6/29/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1775, inside science p1 p1
Discusses ionic channels in cell membranes. Role of neurotransmitter molecules in generating electrical activity of cells; Use of patch clamp method in studying ionic channels; Characteristic of ionic channels vital to the propagation of nerve impulses; Function of sodium pumps; Electrical activity of axons; Impact of the development of voltage clamp method on the study of nerves; Role of acetylcholine in muscle excitation.


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