Acta Physica Hungarica

, Volume 65, Issue 2–3, pp 349–353 | Cite as

Are lymphocytes excitable cells?

  • S. Damjanovich
  • Margit Balázs
  • J. Szöllősi


Nerve and muscle cells are defined traditionally as excitable cells, due to their capacity to react to external stimuli with subsequent electric and/or mechanical responses.

Another category of cells, eminently among them the round-shaped blood cells, in particular the best studied lymphocytes, are classified as non-excitable cells.

We try to present evidence that lymphocytes may also be accepted as excitable cells. A bit far-reaching, further generalization could be formulated claiming that every cell can be considered as an excitable one.


Polyphosphates Excitable Cell Virtual Channel Transmembrane Signaling Brane Polarity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Damjanovich
    • 1
  • Margit Balázs
    • 1
  • J. Szöllősi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsUniversity Medical School of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

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