Mathematical Models of Membrane Transport Processes

  • Robert I. Macey


The burgeoning interest in membrane research reflects the central role played by membranes in physiological processes, together with the fact that most of the important membrane transport problems remain unsolved. These unsolved problems are frequently based on complex molecular interactions which are poorly understood. One of the first tasks confronting an investigator is to separate out those portions of transport processes that can be adequately described in elementary terms, e.g., in terms of diffusion and osmosis.


Osmotic Pressure Quasi Equilibrium Unstirred Layer Squid Giant Axon Electrical Potential Gradient 
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  • Robert I. Macey
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology-AnatomyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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