Nanotech 2004 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2004 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Modeling Fundamental Phenomena in MEMS Chapter 7

An Integrated Transport Model for Tracking of Individual Exocytotic Events Using a Microelectrode

Authors: T-H Fan and A.G. Fedorov

Affilation: Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Pages: 379 - 382

Keywords: exocytosis, neurotransmitter, biotransport, microelectrode

A complex biophysical process underlying the release of neurotransmitters and hormones from the secretion cells, known as a vesicular exocytosis, is an important mechanism that defines cell signaling and intercellular communication. This phenomenon has been continuously drawing attention of neuroscientists and physiologists because an abnormal regulation of the cell signaling process may cause many human diseases. In this paper, we focus on modeling of the vesicle post-fusion step of the exocytotic sequence aiming at resolving the biophysics of the process at the micron/submicron scale. The simulation results are qualitatively compared with the experimental results from the literature of the in vivo electroanalysis.

ISBN: 0-9728422-8-4
Pages: 519
Hardcopy: $79.95