Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 363–365

Shockley-Ramo theorem measures conformation changes of ion channels and proteins


DOI: 10.1007/s10825-006-0130-6

Cite this article as:
Eisenberg, B. & Nonner, W. J Comput Electron (2007) 6: 363. doi:10.1007/s10825-006-0130-6


Theorems are rarely used in biology because they rarely help the descriptive experimentation to which biologists are devoted. A generalization of Kirchoff’s current law—the Shockley-Ramo (SR) theorem [1–6]—seems an exception. SR allows interpretation of macroscopic scale ‘gating’ currents associated with atomic scale charge movements within proteins.


Ion channelsShockley-RamoGating current

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiophysicsRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA