Electrical Synapses

Known as: Electrical Synapse, Synapse, Electrical, Synapses, Electrical 
Specialized junctions between NEURONS which connect the cytoplasm of one neuron to another allowing direct passage of an ion current.
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Recent work using paired recording has provided a direct demonstration of functional electrical synapses between neocortical… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
In the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the master circadian pacemaker, neurons show circadian variations in firing frequency… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Electrical synapses are common between inhibitory neurons in the mammalian thalamus and neocortex. Synaptic modulation, which… (More)
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Review
2004
Review
2004
Many neurons in the mammalian central nervous system communicate through electrical synapses, defined here as gap junction… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Electrical synapses are ubiquitous in the mammalian CNS. Particularly in the neocortex, electrical synapses have been shown to… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
Neurons of the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) provide inhibitory input to thalamic relay cells and generate synchronized… (More)
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Review
2001
Review
2001
Although gap junctions were first demonstrated in the mammalian brain about 30 years ago, the distribution and role of electrical… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Inhibitory interneurons often generate synchronous activity as an emergent property of their interconnections. To determine the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Inhibitory interneurons are critical to sensory transformations, plasticity and synchronous activity in the neocortex. There are… (More)
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1980
Highly Cited
1980
Studies of the interaction of anaesthetics with various preparations, from whole animals to organic solvents, have been… (More)
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