Measurement of voltage dependence of capacitance of planar bilayer lipid membrane with a patch clamp amplifier

S. Toyama, A. Nakamura, F. Toda

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The voltage dependence of capacitance was measured by using the setup which was almost the same as that for the study of ion channels. The coefficient which represents the voltage dependence of capacitance itself also changes as a function of the duration of voltage application if hexadecane is contained in bilayer lipid membrane (BLM). The method of Alvarez, O., and R. Latorre (1978. Biophys. J. 21:1–17) was extended to treat BLM with hexadecane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-944
Number of pages6
JournalBiophysical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1


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  • Biophysics

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