Explain the following recordings in terms of neurotransmitters, neurotransmitter receptors or other mechanisms that we have discussed in class, including voltage-gated channels. There may be multiple explanations for each set of recordings, and you should suggest experimental manipulations you can perform to prove or disprove each hypothesis.
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To start out with it would be good to make a list of all the ways to transmit an action potential or change the polarization of a cell (basically we are talking about signaling events that will affect the ion balance of the cells). This includes neurotransmiters, receptors, channels, gates etc.
Here are a few basic references:
Now let's make that list (action or effect on ion transport):
-Acetylcholine is a neuromodulator and excitor (can block K+ release from the cell)
-Norepinephrine can both excite and inhibit depending on which adrenergic receptor it interacts with (increases intracellular Ca+2 levels from endoplasmic reticulum, regulate K+ and Ca+2 channels)
-Dopamine also excitory and inhibitory depending ...
Cell connections and mechanisms are examined. An analysis of neurotransmitters are provided.