Density of active ion channels on membrane

Range ~1 active channel/µm^2
Organism Amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum
Reference Muller U, Malchow D, Hartung K. Single ion channels in the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1986 May 28 857(2):287-90. p.288 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18389567
Method "Single ion channels with different conductances and gating characteristics were observed in the plasma membrane of the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum by means of the patch-clamp technique in the cell-attached mode."
Comments "The density of active channels is low: a rough estimate gives about 1 channel per µm^2."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110724