Multiple calcium channels and neuronal function

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Science  02 Jan 1987:
Vol. 235, Issue 4784, pp. 46-52
DOI: 10.1126/science.2432656


Recent investigations have demonstrated that neurons have a number of different types of calcium channels, each with their own unique properties and pharmacology. These calcium channels may be important in the control of different aspects of nerve activity. Some of the possibilities can now be discussed.