Shockley-Ramo theorem measures conformation changes of ion channels and proteins

Bob Eisenberg, Wolfgang Nonner

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Theorems are rarely used in biology because they rarely help the descriptive experimentation to which biologists are devoted. A generalization of Kirchoff's current law - the Shockley-Ramo (SR) theorem [1-6] - seems an exception. SR allows interpretation of macroscopic scale 'gating' currents associated with atomic scale charge movements within proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Gating current
  • Ion channels
  • Shockley-Ramo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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