Record number :
1588753
Title of article :
Effect of channel geometry on the electrostatic potential in acetylcholine channels
Author/Authors :
Aidoo، نويسنده , , Anthony Y.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
Pages :
15
From page :
175
To page :
189
Abstract :
We study the effect of channel geometry on the potential barrier encountered by ions as they permeate the acetylcholine receptor channel. Among the various channel geometries which have been used to represent the acetylcholine receptor channel include the cylinder and the toroidal catenary. The main reasons for those choices appear to be the facilitation of separation of the Poisson equation, rather than biological considerations. We consider a novel and realistic acetylcholine channel geometry, and calculate the electrostatic potential profiles within it, and compare our results with results from other channel geometries.
Keywords :
Hyperboloid , Oblate spheroid , Poisson equation , Neuromuscular junction
Journal title :
Mathematical Biosciences
Serial Year :
2003
Link To Document :
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