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Single-channel properties and gating of Na+ and K+ channels in the squid giant axon

Francisco Bezanilla and Ana M. Correa

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0090
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter describes patch clamp recordings made from the inner membrane surface of the cut-open squid giant axon, allowing examination of macroscopic ionic currents, gating currents, and single ... More


Functional components of the non-linear charge

Christopher L-H. Huang

in Intramembrane Charge Movements in Striated Muscle

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198577492
eISBN:
9780191724190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198577492.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter outlines different features of intramembrane charge movements in a variety of experimental systems, comparing steady-state and kinetic properties of the charge with those of known ... More


An improved voltage clamp for gating current recording from the squid giant axon

Ian C. Forster and Nikolaus G. Greeff

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0070
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter deals with three aspects of cylindrical voltage-clamp designs, namely, dynamic response, noise performance, and system linearity. The clamp dynamic performance affects both the speed and ... More


Studies of the kinetics of the ionic and gating currents in the axons of Loligo forbesi as a guide to modelling of the sodium channel

Richard D. Keynes

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0061
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter summarizes the coming together of a new model of the voltage-gated sodium channel that successfully reconciles almost all the data obtained in recent years from a variety of experimental ... More


The Single Ion Channel

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

A “gating” current, predicted by the Hodgkin-Huxley equations twenty years earlier, is finally detected in the squid giant axon. Soon after, Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher develop a patch clamp method ... More


Short stories about small brains: Linking biophysics to computation

Gilles Laurent and Alexander Borst

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter is about linking biophysics to computation. While the properties of dendritic voltage-gated currents in vertebrate neurons have recently received considerable (and renewed) attention, ... More


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