Calcium spikes in a leech nonspiking neuron

@article{Rela2008CalciumSI,
  title={Calcium spikes in a leech nonspiking neuron},
  author={Lorena Rela and Sung Min Yang and Lidia Szczupak},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2008},
  volume={195},
  pages={139-150}
}
The NS neurons are nonspiking cells, present as pairs in each midbody ganglion of the leech nervous system, which display a very extensive arborization. They were shown to regulate the coactivation of motoneurons. Here we have investigated the electrophysiological properties of these neurons under the hypothesis that transmission along the extensive neurites requires the aid of voltage-dependent conductances. The results indicate that NS neurons respond to electrical stimulation with a spike… CONTINUE READING
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