The Function of the ACh Receptor Channel

  • Yoshiaki Kidokoro
Conference paper


Among a variety of ion channels the acetylcholine (ACh) receptor channel in skeletal muscle has been studied most extensively in many aspects. Motoneurons release ACh at the neuromuscular junction. Electrophysiologically the frog neuromuscular junction has been the classical preparation and used in the events of discovery of the principle, i.e., the quantal hypothesis for synaptic transmission by Sir Bernard Katz and his colleagues.


Receptor Channel Burst Duration Adult Type Frog Neuromuscular Junction Quantal Hypothesis 
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© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Kidokoro
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  1. 1.Institute for Behavioral SciencesGunma University School of MedicineMaebashi, 371Japan

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