Possible Mechanisms for the Linkage of Membrane Potentials to Metabolism by Electrogenic Transport Processes with Special Reference to Ascaris Muscle

  • P. C. Caldwell


Although electrogenic transport processes in cell membranes are being increasingly invoked to account for certain membrane phenomena (see for example Kernan, 1962; Cross et al., 1965; Kerkut and Thomas, 1965; Moreton, 1969; Brading and Caldwell, 1971; Marmor, 1971) there has been comparatively little discussion of likely mechanisms and of the ways in which these might be linked to metabolism and affect the membrane potential.


Membrane Potential Rest Membrane Potential Effective Permeability Outward Movement Permeability Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. C. Caldwell
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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