ion channel densities

Aaron King aking
Tue Nov 28 19:50:04 EST 1995


I am an applied mathematics student studying processing in dendritic trees.
I'm new to the subject, so I wonder if anyone can tell me if any work has been
done on the mechanisms by which neurons adjust ion channel densities in their
membranes.  The channels must wear out and be replaced.  How do the neurons
do this, and how do they decide how many channels to put where?  

Any info anybody's got on this, or any suggestions as to where I might go to
find out, would be greatly appreciated.




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