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John Wilson Moore

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography: Volume 7

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396133
eISBN:
9780199918409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396133.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

John Moore initially became known for elucidating the action of tetrodotoxin and other neurotoxins using his innovative sucrose gap method for voltage clamping squid axon. He also was a pioneer in ... More


The nervous system of Loligo pealei provides multiple models for analysis of organelle motility

Philip L. Leopold, Jen-Wei Lin, Mutsuyuki Sugimori, Rodolfo Llinás, and Scott T. Brady

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/9780198547907.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter discusses the use of the squid giant axon and giant synapse in the study of organelle motility. Special attention is paid to the construction of the model systems, and each preparation ... More


Electrophysiology of squid Schwann cells

N. Joan Abbott, E. R. Brown, Y. Pichon, and Fumio Kukita

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/9780198547907.003.0133
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Schwann cells are the class of glial cells of the peripheral nervous system associated with axons. The myelin-forming Schwann cells of large-diameter vertebrate axons have a clear physiological ... More


The cytoskeleton of the squid giant axon

J. Adjaye and P.A.M. Eagles

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/9780198547907.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter discusses the cytoskeleton of the squid giant axon. The squid giant axon has given invaluable information about the axonal cytoskeleton and has, for decades, provided an unparalleled ... More


Control of the spatial distribution of sodium channels in the squid giant axon and its cell bodies

W. F. Gilly, M. T. Lucero, M. Perri, and J. Rosenthal

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/9780198547907.003.0116
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter summarizes the progress in developing a model system for studying the control of neuronal Na channel distribution based on the squid giant axon and its cell bodies located in the giant ... More


Anaesthetics, Convulsants, And The Squid Axon Membrane

B. M. Hendry

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/9780198547907.003.0108
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

The use of the squid axon as a model system for the study of anaesthetic mechanisms is described. Effects are divided into actions on the voltage-gated Na and K channels and actions on a ... More


Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Alan McComas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The nerve impulse is the basis of all human thoughts and emotions, and of all sensations and movements. As such, it has been the subject of scientific enquiry for more than two centuries, beginning ... More


The Squid Giant Axon

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/9780199751754.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Gasser takes up the Directorship of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and appoints the Spaniard, Lorente de Nó, as one of his staff. Lorente, who trained in histology under Cajal, begins ... 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


The Giant Axon Impaled

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/9780199751754.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Influenced partly by William Rushton, Alan Hodgkin, a young Trinity College Fellow, has already demonstrated that there are excitability changes in the nerve membrane even when the impulse is ... More


The detection and properties of electrogenic Na+–K+ transport in the squid axon membrane

U. Kishimoto, I. Inoue, I. Tsutsui, and T. Ohkawa

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/9780198547907.003.0036
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter discusses the detection and properties of electronic Na+−K+ transport in the squid axon membrane. The Na pump in the plasma membrane of animal cells mediates uphill transport of Na+ and ... More


Sodium Unmasked

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/9780199751754.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Hodgkin and Huxley publish the full version of their pre-war findings in the squid giant axon. Unaware of an important paper by Overton, they neglect to include an increase in sodium permeability as ... More


The Voltage Clamp

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/9780199751754.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Now in Chicago, Kenneth Cole employs a negative feedback circuit, devised by a colleague, to clamp the voltage across the membrane of the squid giant axon. He shows that during the action potential ... 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


Voltage Dependence of Sodium Channel Inactivation In The Squid Giant Axon

Nikolaus G. Greeff and Ian C. Forster

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/9780198547907.003.0077
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter shows that high resolution recording of gating current from the squid giant axon detects a slow component during the inactivation phase of sodium ionic current. From the combined data of ... More


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