Separation of Transducer and Impulse-Generating Processes in Sensory Receptors

Science  29 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3596, pp. 1180-1181
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3596.1180


New evidence is presented that spike and transducer processes in sensory receptors are independent events; impulse activity in tile crustacean stretch receptor neuron and the mammalian pacinian corpuscle was selectively blocked by a compound (tetrodotoxin) without affecting any of the parameters of the generator potential.