Reports

Conductance Changes Produced by Acetylcholine in Lipidic Membranes Containing a Proteolipid from Electrophorus

Science  02 Apr 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3978, pp. 56-57
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3978.56

Abstract

Ultrathin lipidic membranes containing one ten-thousandth of a special proteolipid from electric organ of Electrophorus reacted to the addition of acetylcholine by a rapid and transient increase in conductance. Such a change was not induced by choline and is greatly reduced by a previous application of d-tubocurarine. These properties, resembling those from chemically excitable membranes, were not observed with another proteolipid from the same tissue.

Related Content