Chemical, Electrical and Magnetic Senses: PDF OnlyKurahashi Takashi; Kaneko, AkimichiNeuroReport: January 1991 - p 5-8 Buy Abstract SPATIAL distribution of the cAMP-gated channel was investigated in amphibian olfactory receptor cells. Low doses of cAMP applied to the cytoplasmic side of a membrane patch excised from cilia produced single channel activity of unitary conductance 28pS. Variance analysis showed that the ciliary membrane contained 920 cAMP gated-channels/μm2 in the newt and 2400 channels/μm2 in the toad. In contrast, the membrane of the dendrite and cell body contained only 2 cAMP-gated channels/μm2 (newt) and 6 channels/μm2 (toad). Thus, there is a high density of cAMP-gated channels in the cilia where olfactory transduction is thought to take place. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.