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Myelinated neuron

Postby sarah1ou30 » Mon May 24, 2010 8:15 pm

Hello,

I need help please - I have been trying to find out the role of voltage gated channels in the conduction of a nerve impulse along a myelinated neuron and I cannot find a simple answer, can anyone help?

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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:48 am

The gates are concentrated at the nodes of ranvier. it's called saltatory conduction.
here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltatory_conduction
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