Contribution of voltage-dependent potassium channels to the somatic shunt in neck motoneurons of the cat.

The specific membrane resistivity of motoneurons at or near the soma (Rms) is much lower than the specific membrane resistivity of the dendritic tree (Rmd). The goal of the present experiments was to investigate the contribution of tonically active voltage-dependent potassium channels at or near the soma to the low Rms. These channels were blocked with the… CONTINUE READING