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Greg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, and Michael Häusser

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198566564

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.001.0001

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Dendritic voltage-gated ion channels

Dendritic voltage-gated ion channels

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(p.225) Chapter 9 Dendritic voltage-gated ion channels
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Dendrites
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Jeffrey C. Magee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the types and distributions of the main voltage-gated ion channels presently known to exist within the dendrites of CA1 pyramidal neurons, neocortical layer Vm pyramidal neurons, cerebellar Purkinje cells, and olfactory bulb mitral cells. This is a rapidly expanding field, and the focus of this chapter is intentionally limited to these four distinctly different types of central neurons because a substantial amount of high-quality information is available concerning their dendritic voltage-gated channels, and because they express a wide range of different types of dendritic electrogenesis. The chapter begins with a short survey of the known dendritic voltage-gated ion channel types and their modulation. A table comparing the physiologically relevant biophysical properties and some pharmacology of these ion channels is also included.

Keywords:   voltage-gated ion channels, CA1 pyramidal neurons, Purkinje cells, olfactory bulb mitral cells, dendritic electrogenesis, central neurons

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