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The compartmental model is a basic tool for studying signal propagation in neurons;if the model parameters are adequately redefined, it can also be helpful in the study of electrical or fluid transport in other biological systems. Here we show that the input resistance in different networks that simulate the morphology of neurons is the result of the interplay between the relevant conductances, neuron morphology, and neuron size. The results suggest that neurons may grow in such a way that facilitates the current flow to the synapses, concurrently minimizing power consumption.—Louis, E., Boschi C. D. E., Ortega, G. J., Fernández, E. Role of transport performance for neuron cell morphology. FASEB J. 21, 866–871(2007)
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Publication date: 
1 Mar 2007

E Louis, C Degli Esposti Boschi, GJ Ortega, E Fernández

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Volume: 21 Issue: 3 Pages: 866-871
The FASEB Journal