Conductances contributing to the action potential of Sternopygus electrocytes

  title={Conductances contributing to the action potential of Sternopygus electrocytes},
  author={Mario Ferrari and Harold H Zakon},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
In Sternopygus macrurus, electrocyte action potential duration determines the electric organ discharge pulse duration. Since the electric organ discharge is a sexually-dimorphic behavior under the control of steroid hormones, and because electrocyte action potential durations can range from 3–14 ms, the electrocytes provide a unique opportunity to study how sex steroids regulate membrane excitability. In this study, the voltage-sensitive ionic currents of electrocytes were identified under… CONTINUE READING
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