The steady state stability criterion of a simple model of calcium channels

L Valko, J Zachar
1989 General Physiology and Biophysics  
A simple known model of calcium inactivation is described and qualitatively analysed. Stability conditions at the level of a stationary state with respect to some small perturbations in the concentration of Ca2+ ions are analysed from the point of view of the Prigogine non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Possible internal fluctuations in Ca2+ ion concentration are discussed as connected with fluctuations of the potential energy of interaction between calcium ions and the binding sites.
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