squid axon

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  • While the squid axon is very large in diameter it is unmyelinated which decreases the conduction velocity substantially.
  • Neuron comes equipped with a probabilistic model of giant squid axon kinetics, as well as a function to model passive leak channel kinetics.
  • The conduction velocity of a typical 0.5 mm squid axon is about 25 m/s.
  • It will have the dynamics of the cell membrane simulated using Hodgkin-Huxley squid axon kinetics.
  • Much of the current knowledge of action potentials comes from squid axon experiments by Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Sir Andrew Huxley.
  • The increased diameter of the squid axon decreases the internal resistance of the axon, as resistivity is inversely proportional to the cross sectional area of the object.
  • Experiments of Alan Hodgkin and Richard Keynes from the University of Cambridge shows K+ mobility in isolated squid axon close to that in free solution.
  • The use of squid axon was pioneered by Bernard Katz and Alan Hodgkin pioneered the use of the giant squid axon as an experimental model for the study of the nervous system.