Proton Hopping as the Nerve Conduction Message

Author(s): Lemont B. Kier.

Journal Name: Current Computer-Aided Drug Design

Volume 12 , Issue 4 , 2016

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Background: The article proposes a new concept explaining nerve conduction information. The conduction is based upon proton hopping, the fastest known chemical reaction. A summary of the proton hopping at several parts of the nerve structure are described.

Methods: The details of each part of the nerve system are described in the article.

Results: A summary of the parts of the nerve structure involving the role of proton hopping, are expressed to give a complete picture of the nerve function and the role of proton hopping.

Conclusion: An overall description of the function of the nerve is described in terms of the role of proton hopping as the mechanism of message passage.

Keywords: Diffusion, ligand, nerve conduction, node of ranvier, proton hopping, synapse.

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Year: 2016
Page: [255 - 258]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573409912666160808092011
Price: $58

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