Membrane potential measurements across a human fat cell using ZnO nanorods
2009 (English)In: NANOTECHNOLOGY, ISSN 0957-4484 , Vol. 20, no 17, 175103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A ZnO nanorod probe was employed to determine the resting membrane potential of a human fat cell. The distribution of protons associated with the cell versus the extracellular distribution is proportional to changes in membrane potential. The membrane potential determines the concentration gradient of the protons with dominant permeability according to the Nernst equation. A ZnO nanorod probe was successfully used to find the resting membrane potential for a human fat cell: 34 +/- 2.6 mV.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 20, no 17, 175103- p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17885DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/20/17/175103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17885DiVA: diva2:212947