Electrical Synapses in Fishes: Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission

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Abstract

The elucidation of the mechanisms of communication between neurons involved the use of identifiable cell contacts from various animal species, which offered the required experimental accessibility for these investigations. Within this context seminal observations in fishes were foundational in what we recognize today as "synaptic electrical transmission." Moreover, fish electrical synapses first revealed the functional contributions of this modality of transmission to vertebrate neural circuits and provided early evidence of their plastic properties. Present and future investigations in genetically tractable species will shed light on the molecular mechanisms and functional diversity of electrical transmission in the vertebrate brain. This chapter discusses the past, present, and potential future contributions of fish electrical synapses to the understanding of synaptic communication in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetwork Functions and Plasticity
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits
PublisherElsevier
Pages161-181
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128034996
ISBN (Print)9780128034712
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2017

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Electrical Synapses
Synaptic Transmission
Fishes
Vertebrates
Communication
Plastics
Neurons
Brain

Keywords

  • Connexin
  • Electrical coupling
  • Gap junction
  • Synchronization
  • Teleost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Pereda, A. E., & Bennett, M. V. L. (2017). Electrical Synapses in Fishes: Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission. In Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits (pp. 161-181). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803471-2.00008-4

Electrical Synapses in Fishes : Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission. / Pereda, Alberto E.; Bennett, Michael V. L.

Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits. Elsevier, 2017. p. 161-181.

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Pereda, AE & Bennett, MVL 2017, Electrical Synapses in Fishes: Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission. in Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits. Elsevier, pp. 161-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803471-2.00008-4
Pereda AE, Bennett MVL. Electrical Synapses in Fishes: Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission. In Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits. Elsevier. 2017. p. 161-181 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803471-2.00008-4
Pereda, Alberto E. ; Bennett, Michael V. L. / Electrical Synapses in Fishes : Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission. Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits. Elsevier, 2017. pp. 161-181
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