Slow synaptic responses in autonomic ganglia and the pursuit of a peptidergic transmitter.

@article{Kuffler1980SlowSR,
  title={Slow synaptic responses in autonomic ganglia and the pursuit of a peptidergic transmitter.},
  author={Stephen W. Kuffler},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1980},
  volume={89},
  pages={257-86}
}
SUMMARY This account deals with studies of slow synaptic potentials, a new pep-tidergic transmitter, and integrative mechanisms at synapses in vertebrate autonomic ganglia. In neurones of the cardiac parasympathetic ganglia of the mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) both rapid excitatory and slow inhibitory synaptic potentials interact. The same transmitter, acetylcholine (ACh), causes in individual neurones a fast e.p.s.p. lasting up to 50 ms and a slow i.p.s.p. of about 2 s. The sequence of… CONTINUE READING