Mathematical Model Study of Continuous Transmitter Release in the Synaptic Terminal of Goldfish Retinal Bipolar Cells

  • Tomokatsu Kawakita
  • Akito Ishihara
  • Shiro Usui
  • Masao Tachibana
Conference paper
Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 11)


The giant synaptic terminals of Mbl bipolar cells isolated from the goldfish retina are suitable for the physiological study of transmitter release mechanisms. It has been shown that there are multiple components of exocytosis and endocytosis with different kinetics and Ca2+ dependence. Thus, it is difficult to evaluate the contribution of each component to the transmitter release.

Key words

Mathematical model Transmitter release Retinal bipolar cell 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomokatsu Kawakita
    • 1
  • Akito Ishihara
    • 1
  • Shiro Usui
    • 1
  • Masao Tachibana
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer SciencesToyohashi University of TechnologyTempaku, Toyohashi, AichiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and SociologyThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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