Accession Number:

AD0840716

Title:

ELECTRONIC CHEMISTRY. CORRELATION BETWEEN K+ AND NA+ IN THE CYCLE OF POLARIZATION RENEWAL OF THE CELLULAR MEMBRANE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The report discusses a simplified scheme of the renewal of the membrane potential in nervous conduction, connected to the dynamic cycle of choline renewal at the same time as that of acetylation in lecithin. The rapid cycle is connected with the formation of Ach and its dissociation, whence the need for correlated action of K and Na. The depature of K and of Ach renders possible the entry of Na. Then, according to the cation exchange theory, K comes to take the place of Na in the membrane. Non myelinized nerves are involved in this study.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE