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Direct Measurement of Specific Membrane Capacitance in Neurons

Gentet, Luc; Stuart, Gregory J; Clements, John D

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The specific membrane capacitance (C(m)) of a neuron influences synaptic efficacy and determines the speed with which electrical signals propagate along dendrites and unmyelinated axons. The value of this important parameter remains controversial. In this study, C(m) was estimated for the somatic membrane of cortical pyramidal neurons, spinal cord neurons, and hippocampal neurons. A nucleated patch was pulled and a voltage-clamp step was applied. The exponential decay of the capacitative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89491
Source: Biophysical Journal

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