Patch clamp diagram

Patch clamp diagram

The patch clamp technique allows for electrical measurements of a single neuron. A tiny glass pipette, its opening only one micron wide, is sealed to the outside of the cell membrane. As ions flow across the gradient through the channels, an electrode reads the current. Graphic: Georgia Tech / Erica Endicott.

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Engineering
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Craig Forest, patch clamp, neuron, action potential, ion flow, membrane
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
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  • Created On: Jan 31, 2018 - 12:37pm
  • Last Updated: Jan 31, 2018 - 12:37pm