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Dynamics of intrinsic electrophysiological properties in spinal cord neurones

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The spinal cord is engaged in a wide variety of functions including generation of motor acts, coding of sensory information and autonomic control. The intrinsic electrophysiological properties of spinal neurones represent a fundamental building block of the spinal circuits executing these tasks. The intrinsic response properties of spinal neurones--determined by the particular set and distribution of voltage sensitive channels and their dynamic non-linear interactions--show a high degree of functional specialisation as reflected by the differences of intrinsic response patterns in different cell types. Specialised, cell specific electrophysiological phenotypes gradually differentiate during development and are continuously adjusted in the adult animal by metabotropic synaptic interactions and activity-dependent plasticity to meet a broad range of functional demands.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftProgress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology
Vol/bind72
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)329-65
Antal sider37
ISSN0079-6107
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1999

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