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):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE