Excluded volume effects in the physics of chemoreception

F.W. Wiegel

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    We derive an explicit formula for the rate with which a spherical cell with a large number of receptors in its outer membrane captures ligands which have a non-vanishing excluded volume. These corrections to the Berg-Purcell formula, which neglects excluded volume, turn out to be quite small in most cases of practical interest.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1599-1601
    Number of pages2
    JournalModern physics letters. B
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


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