Role of temperature in quanta mechanisms of facilitation in the frog neuromuscular junction
Kaiser, Mark J.
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Yeghiazarian, L. & Kaiser, M. Biol Cybern (1998) 79: 59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004220050458
The results of computer simulations on the Double Barrier Synapse (DBS) model are presented which quantify the relationship between the synapse parameters and the quanta transfer process. The DBS model is applicable to a variety of states of synaptic activity, and by changing the synapse parameters it is possible to simulate various conditions of quanta transmission. The in¯uence of the bathing solution temperature change on the synaptic parameters under di erent conditions of transmitter release in the frog neuromuscular junction is investigated. Simulations demonstrate that several synaptic parameters, including the parameters of the presynaptic membrane, are not a ected by the temperature change. It is shown that a stimulation frequency exists at which the steady-state level of facilitation during a long train of stimuli is the same for a wide range of temperatures.
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