Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Is action potential threshold lowest in the axon?

Kole, Maarten; Stuart, Gregory J


Action potential threshold is thought to be lowest in the axon, but when measured using conventional techniques, we found that action potential voltage threshold of rat cortical pyramidal neurons was higher in the axon than at other neuronal locations. In contrast, both current threshold and voltage threshold of the isolated somato-dendritic spike were substantially higher at the soma. These data indicate that action potential threshold is indeed lowest in the axon.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1038/nn.2203


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Kole_Is_action_potential_threshold_2008.pdf285.25 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator