Acetylcholine Changes During Transmission of a Single Nerve Impulse

  • Y. Dunant
  • J. Corthay
  • L. Eder
  • F. Loctin
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 25)


Transmission of nerve impulses at cholinergic synapses takes place in a matter of milliseconds. This extreme rapidity has made the investigation of synaptic mechanisms by means of biochemical methods very difficult. The present study is an attempt to overcome this difficulty by looking for correlations between the electrophysiological and the biochemical analysis of transmission. All experiments were carried out on the electric organ of Torpedo marmorata.


Single Stimulus Electric Organ Rapid Freezing Choline Acetyl Anticholinesterase Drug 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Dunant
    • 1
  • J. Corthay
    • 1
  • L. Eder
    • 1
  • F. Loctin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyC.M.U.Geneva 4Switzerland

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