Physical Background of Excitability: Synthetic Membranes and Excitable Cells

  • Aleksander T. Przybylski


The value of biomimetric models is unquestionable. Beyond their heuristic role, they have also a practical aspect. The studies of reassembled biological material models preceded those of fully artificial materials. We shall in the first three sections review very briefly the irritability (excitability), which is common not only in the animal realm but also in living matter in general, and then discuss the details of our new findings on excitability of synthetic artifical cells.


Electrical Discharge Bilayer Membrane Bilayer Lipid Membrane Excitable Cell Physical Background 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksander T. Przybylski
    • 1
  1. 1.NFCR Laboratory at the Institute for Molecular and Cellular EvolutionUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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