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Biophys J. Jul 1983; 43(1): 121–125.
PMCID: PMC1329275

The effect of receptor clustering on diffusion-limited forward rate constants.


The effect of receptor clustering on the diffusion-limited forward rate constant (k+) is studied theoretically by modeling cell surface receptors by hemispheres distributed on a plane. We give both exact results and bounds. The exact results are obtained using an electrostatic analogue and applying the method of the images. Accurate upper bounds on k+ are found from a variational principle.

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