This paper explores stochastic models for the study of ion transport in biological cells. It considers one-dimensional models with time-varying concentrations at the boundaries. The average concentration and flux in the channel are obtained as kernel representations, where the kernel functions have a probabilistic interpretation which contributes to a better understanding of the models. In particular, the kernel representation is given for the flux at a boundary point, providing a correct version of a representation found in the literature. This requires special attention because one of the kernel functions exhibits a singularity. This kernel representation is feasible due to the linearity of the system that arises from the assumed independence between ions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry