UNIT 11.10 Principles of Electrophysiology: An Overview
Published Online: 1 NOV 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Toxicology
How to Cite
Narahashi, T. 2003. Principles of Electrophysiology: An Overview. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 17:11.10:11.10.1–11.10.11.
- Published Online: 1 NOV 2003
- Published Print: AUG 2003
This overview gives brief accounts of the mechanism of nerve excitation, receptor/channel functions, cable properties of neurons, and voltage clamp and patch clamp principles. Among various aspects of electrophysiology, emphasis is placed on the mechanistic studies of receptors/channels. A few sample records of membrane currents are illustrated to aid reader's comprehension. Finally some useful reference books are given for more comprehensive information.
- voltage clamp;
- patch clamp;
- cable properties;
- ion channels