Synaptic potentials effect the release of transmitter from locust nonspiking interneurons

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Science  06 Apr 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4388, pp. 81-83
DOI: 10.1126/science.34878


An excitatory synaptic potential in a local nonspiking interneuron of a locust is able to effect the release of chemical transmitter. The consequence is that a discrete inhibitory synaptic potential is evoked in an identified postsynaptic motoneuron. These local interactions between interneurons and motoneurons are of behavioral significance in that they ensure the correct operation of a resistance reflex.