The heart: Digital or analog? -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

The heart: Digital or analog?

08/29/2018

Image: Molecules occupying a tiny space between heart muscle cells; Copyright: Virginia Tech/Gourdie lab

Super resolution microscope shows molecules occupying a tiny space between heart muscle cells. In green are gap junction molecules, which provide a low-resistance path for electrical conductivity. Molecules in red are sodium channel beta molecules, which help conduct electricity and glue.