Ion pumps get more glamorous

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A new study shows that the Na+/K+ ATPase can function as an integrator of spike activity and interacts with a K+ conductance to provide a cellular short-term memory of locomotion in the Drosophila larval motor circuit.

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Figure 1: Neural activity related to locomotion in Drosophila larvae.

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Glanzman, D. Ion pumps get more glamorous. Nat Neurosci 13, 4–5 (2010) doi:10.1038/nn0110-4

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