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Quantal components of the end‐plate potential
TLDR
It was found that the size of the end-plate response approached that of the spontaneous potential and at the same time exhibited large random fluctuations, apparently involving steps of unit size. Expand
Spontaneous subthreshold activity at motor nerve endings
  • P. Fatt, B. Katz
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of physiology
  • 28 May 1952
The present study arose from the chance observation that end-plates of resting muscle fibres are the seat of spontaneous electric discharges which have the character of miniature end-plateExpand
The role of calcium in neuromuscular facilitation
1. The hypothesis is put forward that a residue of the ‘active calcium’ which enters the terminal axon membrane during the nerve impulse is responsible for short‐term facilitation.
The measurement of synaptic delay, and the time course of acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction
  • B. Katz, R. Miledi
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 16 February 1965
TLDR
The synaptic interval arises chiefly from a delay in the release of transmitter after the arrival of the nerve impulse, and the contribution of various factors to the minimum synaptic delay are discussed. Expand
QUANTAL COMPONENTS OF THE END-PLATE POTENTIAL BY J. DEL CASTILLO AND B. KATZ
In this paper a further study is made of the spontaneous synaptic potentials in frog muscle (Fatt & Katz, 1952a), and their relation to the end-plate response. It has been suggested that theExpand
Nerve, Muscle and Synapse
Statistical factors involved in neuromuscular facilitation and depression
TLDR
The present paper is concerned with the stage of neuromuscular transmission at which facilitation and depression occur and with the question whether 'quantal' changes of e.p. amplitude are involved, involving either the number or the size of the miniature units of which the end-plate response is composed. Expand
Interaction at end-plate receptors between different choline derivatives
  • J. Castillo, B. Katz
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 May 1957
Interaction between different choline derivatives has been studied by applying them simultaneously to a motor end-plate and recording the resulting changes in the membrane potential of the muscleExpand
A study of synaptic transmission in the absence of nerve impulses
TLDR
The axo‐axonic giant synapse in the stellate ganglion of the squid has been used to study synaptic transmission and provides new insights into the role of Tournaisian reprograming in synaptic transmission. Expand
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