Membrane properties and morphology of vasopressin neurons in slices of rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.

@article{Pennartz1998MembranePA,
  title={Membrane properties and morphology of vasopressin neurons in slices of rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.},
  author={Cyriel M. A. Pennartz and Nico P. A. Bos and Marcel T. G. de Jeu and Alwin M. S. Geurtsen and Majid Mirmiran and Arja A Sluiter and Ruud Marinus Buijs},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={2710-7}
}
Vasopressin (VP) neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) are thought to be closely linked to neural mechanisms for circadian timekeeping. To gain insight into the cellular-physiological principles that govern spike-driven VP release and to examine whether VP cells can be electrophysiologically and morphologically identified by a unique combination of features, we recorded membrane properties by whole cell patch-clamp methods and stained the cells with biocytin. In current-clamp mode, VP… CONTINUE READING