Escape from Planet Soma
1.How will the non-functional sodium channels affect the signaling capabilities of a neuron? Non-Functioning Na channels affect signals by not providing sodium to enter the cell for depolarization.
2.What type of information do nociceptive neurons carry? They receive painful stimuli because it is a sensory nerve cell.
3.Why would having this mutant gene be so terrible? It would be bad because you wouldn’t know when something is harmful or dangerous
4.What effect will the destruction of myelin have on the signaling capability of a neuron? The signals wouldn’t travel as fast and your reflexes would slow down.
5.Explain why this occurs. This would occur because the myelin sheath insulates the signal and quickens the speed.
6.What will happen to you if you are forced to drink the alien “orange juice”? If forced to drink the alien orange juice it would slow your reflexes and you would feel as if you had multiple sclerosis.
7.How will the signaling of a neuron be affected if the voltage-gated sodium channels open at a more negative membrane potential? Because a voltage-gated sodium channel opens at a specific threshold, if it opens at a more negative membrane potential, the threshold would then be lowered which in then would mean it would be easier to open the channels creating an increased sensitivity to the neuro.
1.Name of your space alter ego.Aicirtap2.How will the non-functional sodium channels affect the signaling capabilities of a neuron? No action potential can be created.
3.What type of information do nociceptive neurons carry? They carry pain signals.
4.Why would having this mutant gene be so terrible? The mutant gene would be able to torment the carrier. The gene could generate unimaginable pain or remove the sense of feeling complete..
5.What effect will the destruction of myelin have on the signaling capability of a neuron? Destruction of myelin will affect the nerve and there will be less conduction of electrical impulses from the brain to other parts of the body and the nerve signal sent to the brain is delayed.