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.
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.