Temperature effects on the membrane current of retinal rods of the toad.

@article{Baylor1983TemperatureEO,
  title={Temperature effects on the membrane current of retinal rods of the toad.},
  author={Denis A. Baylor and Gary Matthews and King-Wai Yau},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={337},
  pages={723-34}
}
Thermal effects on the visual transduction mechanism of toad rods were examined by recording the membrane current of a single outer segment while changing the temperature within the range 15-30 degrees C. Warming increased the amplitude rmax of the saturating flash response. This effect had a Q10 of about 1.8 and may result from an increase in the light-sensitive conductance. The flash sensitivity decreased with increasing temperature, while the half-saturating flash intensity increased. There… CONTINUE READING