A Phenomenological Synapse Model for Asynchronous Neurotransmitter Release

@article{Wang2016APS,
  title={A Phenomenological Synapse Model for Asynchronous Neurotransmitter Release},
  author={Tao Wang and Luping Yin and Xiaolong Zou and Yousheng Shu and M. Rasch and Si Wu},
  journal={Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={9}
}
  • Tao Wang, Luping Yin, +3 authors Si Wu
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
Neurons communicate with each other via synapses. Action potentials cause release of neurotransmitters at the axon terminal. Typically, this neurotransmitter release is tightly time-locked to the arrival of an action potential and is thus called synchronous release. However, neurotransmitter release is stochastic and the rate of release of small quanta of neurotransmitters can be considerably elevated even long after the ceasing of spiking activity, leading to asynchronous release of… Expand
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