Voltage Dependent Conductances in Cultured Cockroach Neurones

  • Y. Pichon
  • Y. Larmet
  • B. N. Christensen
  • T. Shimahara
  • D. Beadle
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Abstract

Neurones from the central nervous system of the american cockroach, Periplaneta americana can be kept in culture for several months. After a few days in culture, the neurones show growing cones which soon develop into fine neurites which connect the different cells and form a complicated network after a week or two (Beadle et al., 1982). This morphological differentiation is accompanied with a physiological differentiation of the cell membrane. In this paper we shall summarize what is known so far of the voltage-dependent conductances.

Keywords

Barium Kelly Larg Tane Fist 

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© The Humana Press Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Pichon
    • 1
  • Y. Larmet
    • 1
  • B. N. Christensen
    • 2
  • T. Shimahara
    • 1
  • D. Beadle
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Neurobiologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire du C.N.R.S.Gif sur YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsU.T.M.B.GalvestonUSA
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesThames PolytechnicLondonUK

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