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Preparation of Artificial Bilayers for Electrophysiology Experiments
 

Preparation of Artificial Bilayers for Electrophysiology Experiments

Article DOI: 10.3791/1033
October 31st, 2008

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Summary October 31st, 2008

Planar lipid bilayers, also called artificial lipid bilayers, allow you to study ion-conducting channels in a well-defined environment. Here, we demonstrate the individual steps needed to prepare the bilayer chamber, the electrodes and how to test that the bilayer is suitable for single-channel measurements.

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