States of excitability in ovulation hormone producing neuroendocrine cells of Lymnaea stagnalis (gastropoda) and their relation to the egg-laying cycle.

@article{Kits1980StatesOE,
  title={States of excitability in ovulation hormone producing neuroendocrine cells of Lymnaea stagnalis (gastropoda) and their relation to the egg-laying cycle.},
  author={Karel S. Kits},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={397-410}
}
The electrotonically coupled network of about 100 neuroendocrine caudodorsal cells (CDC) of the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis exhibits three states of excitability with distinct electrophysiological characteristics. Transitions between these states occur spontaneously or can be induced experimentally. The CDC produce an ovulation hormone, and the excitability states are clearly related to the egg-laying cycle of the snail. Two hours before egg laying, the cells enter an active state, which… CONTINUE READING