Detection of transmitter release with carbon fiber electrodes

Methods. 2004 Aug;33(4):312-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2004.01.004.


The use of constant voltage amperometry is described as an analytical technique for the detection of biogenic amines. This technique can be used to measure the amount of transmitter released from individual organelles and to determine the kinetic properties of transmitter discharge from the organelle providing unique insight into properties of signal transmission from secretory cells.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carbon
  • Electrochemistry / methods
  • Electrodes
  • Electrophysiology / methods
  • Leeches
  • Neurotransmitter Agents / analysis
  • Neurotransmitter Agents / metabolism*


  • Neurotransmitter Agents
  • Carbon