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Towards a quantum approach to cell membrane electrodynamics

Abstract : The ultimate active constituents of the living medium, membranes, ions and molecules, are at the level of the nanometer. Their interactions thus require a quantum processing. The characteristic Action A, linked to the "quantum objects" : ions, radicals, water molecule... of the living medium, has an average value of A ~= 14.10-34 J.s or A ~= 2 h . It is thus strictly impossible to formulate a realistic "classical " theory of membrane electrodynamics. The transfer of the sodium ion - among others - could be then ensured under the action of a Tunnel effect, (with Hartman?s mechanism) specific to the channel and the ion transferred.
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  • HAL Id : in2p3-00362287, version 1
  • ARXIV : 0902.2990



J. Breton, Vincent Breton. Towards a quantum approach to cell membrane electrodynamics. 2009. ⟨in2p3-00362287⟩



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