Electrophysiological and pharmacological properties of glial cells associated with the medial giant axon of the crayfish with implications four neuron-glial cell interactions.

@article{Smiley1980ElectrophysiologicalAP,
  title={Electrophysiological and pharmacological properties of glial cells associated with the medial giant axon of the crayfish with implications four neuron-glial cell interactions.},
  author={K A Smiley and Edward M. Lieberman},
  journal={Upsala journal of medical sciences},
  year={1980},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          331-42
        }
}
Schwann-like glial cells surrounding the medial giant axon of the crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) were impaled with glass microelectrodes to study their responses to cholinomimetics, cholinergic receptor blockers and ouabain. Axon electrical properties were simultaneously monitored. Glial cells have a low membrane potential compared to the axon; -42 mV and -85 mV, respectively. Acetylcholine, carbachol and nicotine hyperpolarized the glial cells but did not affect the axon steady-state or active… Expand
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