BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE OF NERVE MEMBRANE.
Annual rept. no. 3,
CHILE UNIV SANTIAGO LABORATORIO DE BIOFISICA
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A multi-disciplinary approach was used to study the molecular structure and function of nerve membrane in the Chilean squid. Intracellular perfused giant axons were used 1 to study anions and substrate requirements which allow the recovery of the active transport of sodium ions and 2 to determine the presence of fixed negative charges in the matrix of axon membrane. Intact axons were used to study the transport of rubidium and its relationship with metabolism. Axons isolated from the optic tract of the squid eyes were used to devise a large scale preparation of nerve membranes which will permit the study of its molecular organization. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology