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Membrane, action, and oscillatory potentials in simulated protocellsElectrical membrane potentials, oscillations, and action potentials are observed in proteinoid microspheres impaled with (3 M KCl) microelectrodes. Although effects are of greater magnitude when the vesicles contain glycerol and natural or synthetic lecithin, the results in the purely synthetic thermal protein structures are substantial, attaining 20 mV amplitude in some cases. The results add the property of electrical potential to the other known properties of proteinoid microspheres, in their role as models for protocells.
Document ID
19830060635
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Syren, R. M. (Miami Univ. Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Fox, S. W. (Miami, University Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Przybylski, A. T. (Miami Univ. Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Stratten, W. P. (Miami Univ. Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Naturwissenschaften
Volume: 69
ISSN: 0028-1042
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-10-007-008
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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