Temperature‐sensitive aspects of evoked and spontaneous transmitter release at the frog neuromuscular junction.

E. F. Barrett, J. N. Barrett, D. Botz, D. B. Chang, D. Mahaffey

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Abstract

The temperature dependence of presynaptic processes involved in neuromuscular transmission was studied by rapidly increasing the temperature of cooled frog neuromuscular junctions by 4-10 °C using pulses from a neodymium laser. The temperature elevation was complete within 0.5 msec, and decayed back to control levels with a time constant of about 7-8 sec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-273
Number of pages21
JournalThe Journal of Physiology
Volume279
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1978

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  • Physiology

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