Shockley-Ramo theorem measures conformation changes of ion channels and proteins
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.
KeywordsIon channels Shockley-Ramo Gating current
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.