Maximum-likelihood q-estimator uncovers the role of potassium at neuromuscular junctions

@article{Silva2015MaximumlikelihoodQU,
  title={Maximum-likelihood q-estimator uncovers the role of potassium at neuromuscular junctions},
  author={A. J. da Silva and M. A. S. Trindade and D. O. C. Santos and R. F. Lima},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={110},
  pages={31-40}
}
Recently, we demonstrated the existence of nonextensive behavior in neuromuscular transmission (da Silva et al. in Phys Rev E 84:041925, 2011). In this letter, we first obtain a maximum-likelihood q-estimator to calculate the scale factor ($$\alpha $$α) and the q-index of q-Gaussian distributions. Next, we use the indexes to analyze spontaneous miniature end plate potentials in electrophysiological recordings from neuromuscular junctions. These calculations were performed assuming both normal… CONTINUE READING
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