The temperature dependence of the movement of sodium ions associated with nerve impulses.

@article{Cohen1974TheTD,
  title={The temperature dependence of the movement of sodium ions associated with nerve impulses.},
  author={Lawrence B. Cohen and David Landowne},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1974},
  volume={236 1},
  pages={95-111}
}
1. The movement of sodium ions across the membrane of the squid giant axon was measured by the use of radioactive tracers. Unidirectional fluxes were measured at rest and when the nerve was stimulated. The difference was considered the extra flux association with nerve impulses.2. The extra influx in intact axons at room temperature was 5.5 p-mole/cm(2). impulse. At 6 degrees C the extra influx was 6.5 p-mole/cm(2). impulse giving a Q(10) of 1/1.2.3. In perfused axons a Q(10) of 1/1.6 was… CONTINUE READING