Water and Ions in Neurobiophysical Processes

  • Vasile Vasilescu
  • Eva Katona
  • Cornelia Zaciu

Abstract

Deeper understanding of phenomena involved in the functioning of the nervous system required the knowledge of the underlying physicochemical mechanisms. This entailed the development of a new outstanding direction in neurobiology: neurobiophysics1. In spite of the spectacular findings in this field, recorded during the latest decades, many questions remained still unanswered. Thus the mechanisms of generation and propagation of excitation in various nervous structures or the mechanisms of excitation transmission between cells and of potential generation as response to external stimuli are rather poorly elucidated at the molecular level. The study of ions and of water role in the functioning of nervous system seems to be promising for a better understanding of all these mechanisms.

Keywords

Ethyl Ether Heavy Water Water Proton Total Water Content Water Compartment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasile Vasilescu
    • 1
  • Eva Katona
    • 1
  • Cornelia Zaciu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsFaculty of MedicineBucharestRomania

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