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Frog Skin

Synopsis
A computer simulation of experiments which may be performed on frog skin ‘in vitro’ to study membrane transport of ions. Introduces the method, apparatus and physiological basis of the experiment and allows the investigation of either passive or active transport in the presence or absence of certain drugs. In the passive transport experiment the user selects mucosal and serosal sodium and potassium concentrations and is presented with a voltage displayed on an analogue voltmeter from which measurements may be taken. In the active transport experiment ion flux may be calculated from measurements taken using either a short circuit current technique or a radioactive tracer technique.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Computer program. Floppy disk. PC DOS version only.
Year of production
1990
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £120.00 (inclusive)
Documentation
Accopmanying support materials.
Uses
Undergraduate biology/biomedical courses in which biochemistry is an important component.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
laboratory experiments; membranes - biological

Credits

Writer
Alan Williams; David Dewhurst

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Distributor

Name

Sheffield BioScience Programs

Web
http://www.sheffbp.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0131-662 8225
Fax
0131-662 8225
Address
Flat 1, Salisbury Heights
31 Salisbury Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AA

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