Action potentials induce uniform calcium influx in mammalian myelinated optic nerves.

@article{Zhang2006ActionPI,
  title={Action potentials induce uniform calcium influx in mammalian myelinated optic nerves.},
  author={Chang-E. Zhang and John A Wilson and Justin B. Williams and Shing Yan Chiu},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={695-709}
}
The myelin sheath enables saltatory conduction by demarcating the axon into a narrow nodal region for excitation and an extended, insulated internodal region for efficient spread of passive current. This anatomical demarcation produces a dramatic heterogeneity in ionic fluxes during excitation, a classical example being the restriction of Na influx at the node. Recent studies have revealed that action potentials also induce calcium influx into myelinated axons of mammalian optic nerves. Does… CONTINUE READING

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