Comment on "On biological signaling" by G. Nimtz and H. Aichmann, Z. Naturforsch. 75a: 507-509, 2020
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In 2005, we proposed that the nerve pulse is an electromechanical soliton (T. Heimburg and A. D. Jackson. "On soliton propagation in biomembranes and nerves," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., vol. 102, pp. 9790-9795, 2005). This concept represents a challenge to the well-known electrochemical Hodgkin-Huxley model. The soliton theory was criticized by Nimtz and Aichmann in a recent article in Zeitung fur Naturforschung A (G. Nimtz and H. Aichmann. "On biological signaling," Z. Naturforsch. A, vol. 75, pp. 507-509, 2020). Here, we wish to comment on some statements that we regard as misinterpretations of our views.
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. A, A Journal of Physical Sciences|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2020|
- MECHANO-CAPACITIVE PROPERTIES, THERMODYNAMICS, MEMBRANES