electrical synapse


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electrical synapse

[i′lek·trə·kəl ′si‚naps]
(neuroscience)
An anatomically specialized junction between two nerve cells at which one cell influences the other by means of electrical current from one flowing directly into the other.
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Autapse could be electrical synapse or chemical synapse [3, 4].
Electrical synapse formation depends on interaction of mutually growing neurites.
Electrical synapse formation disrupts calcium-dependent exocytosis, but not vesicle mobilization.
We should point out that neuron B19 is known to form electrical synapses both ipsi-and contralaterally with other motor neurons in the buccal ganglia, and these connections have been well documented (Kater, 1974; Kaneko etal.
1982) and the transient increase in coupling of extant electrical synapses between buccal neurons (Murphy et al.
Selective formation and modulation of electrical synapses between cultured Aplysia neurons.
Formation of electrical synapses between isolated, cultured Helisoma neurons requires mutual neurite elongation.
4 billion transistors wired together to create an array of 1 million digital neurons that communicate with one another via 256 million electrical synapses.
They act as simple electrical synapses, and also synchronize and regulate a broad range of cellular activities.
Although there is abundant evidence that the electrical synapses formed by gap junctions affect every aspect of retinal function, relatively little is known about the connexins mediating these effects.