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Biophys J. Mar 1981; 33(3): 323–351.
PMCID: PMC1327434

Relationship between presynaptic calcium current and postsynaptic potential in squid giant synapse.

Abstract

The relationship between calcium current and transmitter release was studied in squid giant synapse. It was found that the voltage-dependent calcium current triggers the release of synaptic transmitter in direct proportion to its magnitude and duration. Transmitter release occurs with a delay of approximately 200 mus after the influx of calcium. A model is presented which describes these relations formally.

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