Biophysical Aspects of Membrane Permeability
Many biological compartments, although exchanging mass continuously with the environment, maintain their chemical identities. This occurs because the exchanges which take place across the barriers that surround the biological systems are qualitatively and quantitatively controlled. Such control is achieved through a balanced use of multiple barrier mechanisms like diffusion, specific permeability and transport of ions against electrochemical potentials.
KeywordsMembrane Permeability Potential Gradient Partial Molar Volume Unidirectional Flux Osmotic Flow
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