Synaptic transmission in decentralized axons of rock lobster.

  title={Synaptic transmission in decentralized axons of rock lobster.},
  author={Itzchak Parnas and Josef Dudel and Harold L. Atwood},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={11 5},
Axons of the lobster deep abdominal extensor muscles were cut, and the resulting effects on their synaptic properties were observed. Decentralized axons continued to conduct action potentials and to release transmitter for at least a year after the cut. In controls, the single quanta were brief, and their decay phase could be fit by a single exponent, with a time constant of about 2 msec. Quanta of "cut axons" were slower, and their decay phase could not be fit by a single exponent. At… CONTINUE READING
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