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BIO304: Integrative Animal Physiology I - Principles of cell physiology, and the physiology of neurons, the sensory nervous system, and muscle.

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Bertrand, S. & Cazalets, J.-R. (1998). Postinhibitory rebound during locomotor-like activity in neonatal rat motoneurons in vitro. Journal of Neurophysiology, 79(1): 342-351. http://jn.physiology.org/content/79/1/342

Hartline, D.K. & Colman, D.R. (2007).  Rapid Conduction and the Evolution of Giant Axons and Myelinated Fibers. Current Biology, 17: R29-R35. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.11.042

Hodgkin, A.L. & Huxley, A.F. (1952). A quantitative description of membrane current and its application to conduction and excitation in nerve. Journal of Physiology, 117(4): 500-544. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392413/

Honoré, E. (2007). The neuronal background K2P channels: focus on TREK1. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8: 251-261. doi:10.1039/nrn2117

Lai, H.C. & Jan, L.Y. (2006). The distribution and targeting of neuronal voltage-gated ion channels. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 7: 548-562. doi: 10.1038/nrn1938

Lai, M.H., Wu, Y. Gao, Z., Anderson, M.E., Dalziel, J.E. & Meredith, AL. (2014). BK channels regulate sinoatrial node firing rate and cardiac pacing in vivo. American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 307(9):H1327-1338. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00354.2014

Lu, B., Su, Y., Das, S., Liu, J., Xia, J. & Ren, D. (2007). The neuronal channel NALCN contributes resting sodium permeability and is required for normal respiratory rhythm. Cell, 129: 371-383. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2007.02.041

Metz, A.E., Jarsky, T., Martina, M. & Spruston, N. (2005). R-type calcium channels contribute to afterdepolarization and bursting in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(24): 5763-5773. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0624-05.2005

Wolfart, J. & Roeper, J. (2002). Selective coupling of T-type calcium channels to SK potassium channels prevents intrinsic bursting of dopaminergic midbrain neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 22(9): 3404-3413. http://www.jneurosci.org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/content/22/9/3404.full