A quantitative measurement of the dependence of short-term synaptic enhancement on presynaptic residual calcium.

@article{Delaney1994AQM,
  title={A quantitative measurement of the dependence of short-term synaptic enhancement on presynaptic residual calcium.},
  author={Kerry R Delaney and David W. Tank},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={5885-902}
}
We simultaneously measured presynaptic free calcium ion concentration ([Ca2+]i) and synaptic strength at the crayfish claw opener neuromuscular junction (nmj) under a variety of experimental conditions. Our experiments were designed both to test the hypothesis that elevated [Ca2+]i is necessary and sufficient for the induction of a form of synaptic enhancement that persists for several seconds after tetanic stimulation--augmentation--and to determine the quantitative relationship between… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 13 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS