Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(6), 2421-2442; doi:10.3390/ijms11062421
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Neural Membrane Signaling Platforms

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Received: 8 March 2010; in revised form: 3 June 2010 / Accepted: 9 June 2010 / Published: 10 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Machines and Nanomachines)
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Abstract: Throughout much of the history of biology, the cell membrane was functionally defined as a semi-permeable barrier separating aqueous compartments, and an anchoring site for proteins. Little attention was devoted to its possible regulatory role in intracellular molecular processes and neuron electrical signaling. This article reviews the history of membrane studies and the current state of the art. Emphasis is placed on natural and artificial membrane studies of electric field effects on molecular organization, especially as these may relate to impulse propagation in neurons. Implications of these studies for new designs in artificial intelligence are briefly examined.
Keywords: microdomains; rafts; lipids; neurons; artificial intelligence
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Wallace, R. Neural Membrane Signaling Platforms. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 2421-2442.

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Wallace R. Neural Membrane Signaling Platforms. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(6):2421-2442.

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Wallace, Ron. 2010. "Neural Membrane Signaling Platforms." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 6: 2421-2442.


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