A-Current Diversity: Differences in Channel Hardware or Second Messengers?

  • Deborah J. Baro
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Abstract

The pyloric network generates a rhythmic motor behavior that is continuously adaptive (Harris-Warrick et al. 1992). This patterned activity is based not only on synaptic connectivity, but also on the unique firing properties of the component neurons. There are many molecular devices that could establish different firing properties between neurons, ranging from relatively static mechanisms like differential gene expression, to more dynamic methods such as changes in ion channel phosphorylation states. The strategies involved most likely reflect elementary principles of the system. Defining these strategies for the pyloric network could provide insights into its dynamic nature.

Keywords

Dopamine Tyrosine Quinone Carboxy Lester 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah J. Baro
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  1. 1.Institute of Neurobiology and Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Puerto Rico- Medical Sciences CampusSan JuanPuerto Rico

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