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Yumi Takizawa
Atsushi Fukasawa

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Yumi Takizawa
Atsushi Fukasawa

WSEAS Transactions on Biology and Biomedicine

Print ISSN: 1109-9518
E-ISSN: 2224-2902

Volume 14, 2017

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Electrophysical Generation of Pulse and Plateau Potentials in Noctiluca

AUTHORS: Yumi Takizawa, Atsushi Fukasawa

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ABSTRACT: This paper presents electrophysical potential generation in noctiluca. Dynamic modelling is composed of three electrical zones and two depletion layers (liquid junctions) induced in cytoplasm. Stimulus-sensitive and voltage-dependent ion channels are settled at the membrane around cytopharynx and tentacle. Equivalent circuits of activity are given by an input forward diode and an output reverse diode with current source to drive output resistance. These diodes correspond to the first and the second depletion layers. Typical potential outputs are featured by pulse and plateau with bipolar (positive and negative) potentials defined by Na+ and Cl− ion channels driven by the first and the second messengers. Outputs of pulse and plateau with positive and negative potentials are realized by this model.

KEYWORDS: Noctiluca, electrophysical activity, depletion layer (liquid junction), Na+ and Cl- ion channels, pulse and plateau with positive and negative potentials, the first and the second messengers, motions of tentacle.


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[11] Fukasawa A., Takizawa Y., Activity for a Neuron for Generation of Pulse and Plateau with Positive and Negative Potentials, Proc. of International Conference on Health Science and Biological System (HSBS’15), Invited paper, Malta, Aug. 17, 2015.

[12] Fukasawa A., Takizawa Y., Electrophysical Modelling and Analysis of Activity in Neurons, to be in Proc. of HSBS’16, July 14, 2016.

WSEAS Transactions on Biology and Biomedicine, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-9518 / 2224-2902, Volume 14, 2017, Art. #3, pp. 13-18

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