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XB-ART-53722
Biophys Chem. October 1, 2017; 229 57-61.

Electron current recordings in living cells.

Trost P , Picco C , Scholz-Starke J , Festa M , Lagostena L , Costa A , Sparla F , Carpaneto A .


Abstract
Living cells exploit the electrical properties of matter for a multitude of fundamental physiological processes, such as accumulation of nutrients, cellular homeostasis, signal transmission. While ion channels and transporters (able to couple ions to various substrates) have been extensively studied, direct measurements of electron currents mediated by specific proteins are just at the beginning. Here, we present the various electrophysiological approaches that have allowed recordings of electron currents and highlight the future potential of such experiments.

PubMed ID: 28554542
Article link: Biophys Chem.



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