Accession Number : ADA013030


Title :   Octopamine Receptors on 'Aplysia' Neurons: Further Evidence for a Function of Octopamine as a Neurotransmitter.


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Carpenter,D. O. ; Gaubatz,G. L.


Report Date : MAY 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Some neurons in Aplysia have receptors which are much more sensitive to octopamine than any other structurally related compound. Most such receptors mediate a hyperpolarizing conductance increase to K(+). These responses when considered with the octopamine content of whole ganglia and single neurons strongly suggest that octopamine is a neurotransmitter in Aplysia.


Descriptors :   *SYMPATHOMIMETIC AGENTS, *NEUROCHEMICAL TRANSMISSION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGY, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), POTASSIUM, LABORATORY ANIMALS, SNAILS, PHENYLAMINES.


Subject Categories : PHARMACOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE