Rich Dynamics in a Simplified Excitable System
The study aims at exploring effects of microscopic channel fluctuations on macroscopic dynamics of excitable systems. Molecular biology techniques are used in order to construct a minimal excitable system that is built of cloned channels embedded in a small (∼1 µm2) isolated patch of membrane. This simple synthetic “point” system exhibits dynamics in time scales that are several orders of magnitude longer then a single spike.
KeywordsPotassium Channel Molecular Biology Technique Excitable System Exciting Force Fire Action Potential
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