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Title: The pharmacology of autorhythmic neurons in Doriopsilla albopuntata
Student Author(s): Morrison, Scott A.
Lee, Margaret M.
Faculty Advisor(s): Thompson, Stuart
Pages: 32
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1988
Keywords: biological studies on gastropods
Abstract: The pleural ganglia of Doriopsilla albopunctata were mapped, allowing for exploration into the effects of vaious neuroactive substances on particular types of molluscan cells. Using a current clamp, we studied those cells that demonstrated autorhythmic firing characterisitcs -- either beating or bursting. Two amines, Dopamine and 5-Hydroxytryptamine, and one peptime, FMRF-amide, were applied onto the ganglia and the resulting gross voltage changes were recorded.