[Neuroscience] membrane voltage equations which one

pennsylvaniajake from gmail.com via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by pennsylvaniajake from gmail.com)
Fri Sep 3 11:39:47 EST 2010

What equation is used to find the membrane voltage in a neuron?

eq1.  membrane voltage = membrane current x specific membrane
resistance x (1 - Exp ^ (-time/tau).

eq2.  membrane voltage = (1/capacitance) x (current x voltage/

eq1 from "The Neuron cell and Molecular Biology" I.B. Levitan & L.K>
Kaczmarek, 3rd ed.
eq2 from Principles of Neural Science", Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, 4th

They both are talking about the patch clamp technique.


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