Number of ATP hydrolysed to transmit a bit at a chemical synapse

Value 10000 Unitless
Organism Blowfly Calliphora vicina
Reference Laughlin SB, de Ruyter van Steveninck RR, Anderson JC. The metabolic cost of neural information. Nat Neurosci. 1998 May1(1):36-41PubMed ID10195106
Method Intracellular responses from photoreceptors R1-6 in the intact retina of the blowfly ( Calliphora vicina) were recorded to calibrate the effective intensity of illumination of each cell by counting quantum bumps and to measure membrane resistance by injecting randomly modulated current via a single electrode-switched clamp.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103553