The Role of Calcium in Triggering the Release of Transmitter at the Vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction. An Analysis of the Effects of Drugs

@inproceedings{Duncan1986TheRO,
  title={The Role of Calcium in Triggering the Release of Transmitter at the Vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction. An Analysis of the Effects of Drugs},
  author={C. J. Duncan},
  year={1986}
}
  • C. J. Duncan
  • Published 1986
  • Chemistry
  • Katz (1) in his Sherrington lecture summarized our understanding of the microphysiology of the presynaptic terminals of the vertebrate neuromuscular junction (nmj). The arrival of a nervous impulse causes a transient increase in the calcium permeability of the plasma membrane and the associated entry of calcium ions triggers the synchronized release of quanta of transmitter. The magnitude of the evoked response, recorded as the endplate potential (EPP) is therefore primarily dependent on the… CONTINUE READING

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