Permeability and Structure of Electrotonic Junctions and Intercellular Movements of Tracers

  • M. V. L. Bennett


In this paper I shall present a brief review of the data that led to our concept of the structure of the electrotonic junction or synapse. Some find the arguments persuasive, to a variable degree, and certainly the idea is at least hinted at in the work of many who have studied these junctions. In the second part of the paper I shall deal with some effects of histological fixation on junctional properties and the implications for interpretation of tracer measurements. Much of this work is in progress, and I am indebted to my colleagues for permission to use and refer to unpublished findings of collaborative work.


Nerve Cord Horse Radish Peroxidase Electrical Coupling Close Apposition Couple Cell 
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