giant axon

Extremely large, unmyelinated axon found in invertebrates. Has high conduction speeds and is usually involved in panic or escape responses. [GOC:jl… (More)
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2007
Review
2007
Nervous systems have evolved two basic mechanisms for increasing the conduction speed of the electrical impulse. The first is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The importance of ionic movements in excitable tissues has been emphasized by a number of recent experiments. On the one hand… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
To clarify the result that marked diffusional anisotropy had been found in nomyelinated nerve, and in completion of an evaluation… (More)
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1985
Highly Cited
1985
A reconstituted system for examining directed organelle movements along purified microtubules has been developed. Axoplasm from… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
Cytoplasmic filaments, separated from the axoplasm of the squid giant axon and visualized by video-enhanced differential… (More)
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
Video-enhanced contrast-differential interference contrast microscopy has revealed new features of axonal transport in the giant… (More)
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Highly Cited
1965
Highly Cited
1965
The injection of tetraethylammonium chloride into the giant axon of the squid prolongs the action potential and eliminates most… (More)
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Highly Cited
1952
Highly Cited
1952
This paper contains a further account of the electrical properties of the giant axon of Loligo. It deals with the 'inactivation… (More)
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Highly Cited
1943
Highly Cited
1943
Impedance and potential measurements have been made on a number of artificial membranes. Impedance changes were determined as… (More)
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Highly Cited
1939
Highly Cited
1939
Alternating current impedance measurements have been made over a wide frequency range on the giant axon from the stellar nerve of… (More)
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