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