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Phasic transmitter release from tonic neurons

Phasic transmitter release from tonic neurons

Neuron 35(4): 600-602

Graded and prolonged presynaptic depolarizations trigger the tonic release of neurotransmitters from sensory neurons. In this issue of Neuron, Simmons reports that postsynaptic responses of locust interneuron synpapses are determined by the rate rather than the amplitude of presynaptic depolarization, suggesting a mechanism for increasing the signaling capabilities of this synapse with respect to visual processing.

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Accession: 046973039

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PMID: 12194861

DOI: 10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00833-4

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