Gap junctions: their importance for the dynamics of neural circuits.

@article{Rela2004GapJT,
  title={Gap junctions: their importance for the dynamics of neural circuits.},
  author={Lorena Rela and Lidia Szczupak},
  journal={Molecular neurobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          341-57
        }
}
Electrical coupling through gap junctions constitutes a mode of signal transmission between neurons (electrical synaptic transmission). Originally discovered in invertebrates and in lower vertebrates, electrical synapses have recently been reported in immature and adult mammalian nervous systems. This has renewed the interest in understanding the role of electrical synapses in neural circuit function and signal processing. The present review focuses on the role of gap junctions in shaping the… CONTINUE READING

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