Transmitters in Buccal neurons
Each neuron in the buccal system responds to a neuronal transmitter
in one way only, irrespective of where the transmitter comes from.
This is known as Dale's principle. Most transmitters are released
from synaptic connections upon the influx of calcium ions.
Each kind of Buccal interneurons releases a
different transmitter, so that acheive their
co-ordinated effects. This table shows some of the transmitters
that have been investigated in my lab, or other UK labs:
Most of the work in my lab has concerned octopamine, and its role
as a transmitter and as a modulator. Here is a review I wrote
Octopamine is not just for arthropods
Page written by Chris
Elliott on 06 Nov 2003