The ionic mechanism of action potentials in neurosecretory cells and non-neurosecretory cells of the silkworm

@article{Miyazaki2004TheIM,
  title={The ionic mechanism of action potentials in neurosecretory cells and non-neurosecretory cells of the silkworm},
  author={Shun -ichi Miyazaki},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={140},
  pages={43-52}
}
1. The ionic mechanism of excitability in neurosecretory cells (NSCs) of the silkworm was analysed with intrasomatic recordings, especially in comparison with surrounding non-NSCs. NSCs showed action potentials with an overshoot of 24±4 mV (mean±S.D., n = 46) and a duration of 39±11 ms at half amplitude (Fig. 1), while non NSCs showed non-overshooting spikes with an amplitude of 7.4±4.7 mV (n = 50) and a duration of 2.3±1.3 ms (Fig. 5). Action potentials of NSCs were similar in larvae, pupae… CONTINUE READING

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