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Ion shower milling: its application to cell membrane removal

Science  15 Dec 1978:
Vol. 202, Issue 4373, pp. 1197-1198
DOI: 10.1126/science.364649

Abstract

A thickness of about 100 angstroms of the cell membrane of an isolated single freeze-dried neuron of the snail can be etched off with an ion shower milling machine. The calcium content of the cell membrane area was more than one-fifth of the whole cell. The calcium content of the cell membrane area increased during pentylenetetrazole-induced bursting activity.

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