What lowers the potential of neurons?

dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi
Mon Dec 3 01:03:23 EST 2001

Richard Norman <rsnorman at mediaone.net> wrote:
> And don't even think about a synapse that actually DEcreases ion
> permeabilities! 

Well, but there are synapses that do so indirectly: an axon terminal may
release a transmitter that binds to a postsynaptic receptor that via a
G-protein in the membrane induces closure of a K+ channel, which is a
depolarizing, i.e. excitatory action.

Dag Stenberg

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