In this paper, a non-equilibrium thermodynamic approach to cancer is developed. The thermo-electric effects in the cell membrane are analysed, in relation to the Seebeck-like and the Peltier-like effects. The role of the cell membrane electric potential is studied from a thermodynamic viewpoint, pointing out the relation between the proliferation rate and the membrane potential, the existence of a thermodynamic threshold for the mitotic activity, the relation between metastases and membrane potential and the comprehension of the role of ions fluxes in the cell behaviour.
Seebeck–Peltier Transition Approach to Oncogenesis / Lucia, U.; Grisolia, G.. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 10(2020), pp. 7166-7175.
|Titolo:||Seebeck–Peltier Transition Approach to Oncogenesis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app10207166|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|