Definitions

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  • n. A modified striated muscle that does not contract, but produces electric signals; the component of the electric organ in some fish.

Etymologies

electro- + -cyte (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our most important results show that ACTH activates the cAMP/PKA pathway within the electrocyte to up-regulate two distinct ionic currents, a Na Mechanisms controlling ion channel trafficking in S. macrurus

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  • We found that changes in electrocyte AP amplitude underlie the diurnal enhancements of EOD amplitude seen in vivo, and that the melanocortin peptide ACTH increases EOD amplitude in vivo and electrocyte AP amplitude in vitro.

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  • (A) Representative family of electrocyte potassium currents recorded with INa blocked by 1 µM TTX.

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  • These values likely represent the lower limit of increased Na + movement and energy demand by the electrocyte-trials with larger Increased Na+ influx during the enhanced electrocyte AP.

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  • There are two potassium currents in the electrocyte: a non-inactivating delayed rectifier IK

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  • S. macrurus stands to conserve more energy through reductions in EOD amplitude during periods of inactivity than is expended by the constitutive cycling of channels in the electrocyte.

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  • Because EOD pulse characteristics are shaped directly by the electrocyte APs Electrocyte AP amplitude is higher at night.

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  • After exposure to saturating concentrations of ATX-II, electrocyte INa inactivated with a single slower time-constant (τ slow) (Figure 10).

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  • A medullary pacemaker nucleus controls the electrocyte APs via spinal electromotor neurons which innervate the electrocytes.

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  • The scientists began with the question of whether an artificial version of the electrocyte - the energy-generating cells in electric eels - could be designed as a potential power source.

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