Permeability of the Nuclear Membrane as Determined with Electrical Methods

  • Werner R. Loewenstein
Part of the Protoplasmatologia book series (PROTOPLASMATOL., volume 5 / 2)


Our knowledge of the permeability and electrochemical properties of cell membranes has been greatly advanced in the past 15 years by the development of direct intracellular electric measuring techniques. It is possible, for example, to drive a minute, but accurately measured ion current across a membrane, and to measure the membrane conductance or “permeability” to this current. Such methods used until quite recently only in studies of surface membranes, have now been applied to nuclear membranes. This article summarizes some of the results.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner R. Loewenstein
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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