The conductance observed for single proton channels formed by proteolipids of ATPase (Schindler and Nelson 1982) is rationalized in terms of a hydrogen bonded network model. A simple algebraic expression for the resistance predicted for such a model is presented and the results are compared to the experimental observations. The comparision suggests that the conduction involves a series of bound water molecules and perhaps amino acid side groups.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Biophysics Journal|
|State||Published - Feb 1985|
- hydrogen-bonded network
- Proton channel
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