J Membr Biol 2013 Dec 24;246(12):927-38. Epub 2013 Sep 24.
Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Kaiserstr. 2, 76128, Karlsruhe, Germany,
Electric pulses with high field strength and durations in the nanosecond range (nsPEFs) are of considerable interest for biotechnological and medical applications. However, their actual cellular site of action is still under debate--due to their extremely short rise times, nsPEFs are thought to act mainly in the cell interior rather than at the plasma membrane. On the other hand, nsPEFs can induce membrane permeability. Read More