Shunting versus inactivation: Simulation of GABAergic inhibition in spider mechanoreceptors suggests that either is sufficient

@article{French2006ShuntingVI,
  title={Shunting versus inactivation: Simulation of GABAergic inhibition in spider mechanoreceptors suggests that either is sufficient},
  author={Andrew S. French and Izabela Panek and P{\"a}ivi H. Torkkeli},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={55},
  pages={189-196}
}
Afferent neurons entering the central nervous systems of vertebrates and invertebrates receive presynaptic inhibition on their axon terminals. This usually involves an increase in membrane conductance (shunting) and depolarization (primary afferent depolarization, PAD). In arachnids and crustaceans the peripherally located parts of afferent neurons also receive efferent synapses. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) plays a major role in both central and peripheral inhibition, activating chloride… Expand
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