Dr Robert W Meech

B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.(Soton)

  • BS8 1TD

1966 …2019

Research output per year

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Research Output

  • 46 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 4 Chapter in a book
  • 1 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Editorial (Academic Journal)
2019

Electrophysiology and Behavior of Cnidarian Nervous Systems

Meech, R., 2019, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience . Oxford University Press, New York, p. 1-58 58 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2017

The Evolution of Neurons

Meech, R., 2017, The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience. Shepherd, S. (ed.). Chicester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., p. 88-124 37 p. 5

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2015

Electrogenesis in the lower Metazoa and implications for neuronal integration

Meech, R. W., 15 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 218, Pt 4, p. 537-50 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

7 Citations (Scopus)
2012

A contribution to the history of the proton channel

Meech, R., Sep 2012, In : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Membrane Transport and Signaling. 1, 5, p. 533-557 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

8 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Nerves in the endodermal canals of hydromedusae and their role in swimming inhibition

Mackie, G. O. & Meech, R. W., Dec 2008, In : Invertebrate neuroscience : IN. 8, 4, p. 199-209 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

9 Citations (Scopus)

Non-neural reflexes: Sponges and the origins of behaviour

Meech, R. W., 22 Jan 2008, In : Current Biology. 18, 2, p. R70-R72 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

7 Citations (Scopus)
2007

A conductive pathway generated from fragments of the human red cell anion exchanger AE1

Parker, M. D., Young, M. T., Daly, C. M., Meech, R. W., Boron, W. F. & Tanner, M. J. A., May 2007, In : Journal of Physiology. 581, Pt 1, p. 33-50 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

16 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of excitability in lower metazoans

Meech, RW. & Mackie, GO., 2007, Invertebrate Neurobiology. North, G. & Greenspan, RJ. (eds.). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, p. 581 - 616 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2006

Physiology of coordination in sponges

Leys, SP. & Meech, RW., Feb 2006, In : Canadian Journal of Zoology. 84 (2), p. 288 - 306 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

64 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Effects of trypsin on large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels of guinea-pig outer hair cells

Spreadbury, I. C., Kros, C. J. & Meech, R. W., Apr 2004, In : Hearing Research. 190, 1-2, p. 115-127 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

8 Citations (Scopus)

Impulse conduction in the jellyfish, Aglantha digitale

Meech, RW., Nov 2004, In : Hydrobiologia. 530/531, p. 81 - 89 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Nitric oxide regulates swimming in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale

Moroz, L. L., Meech, R. W., Sweedler, J. V. & Mackie, G. O., 22 Mar 2004, In : Journal of Comparative Neurology. 471, 1, p. 26-36 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

38 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Central circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale. IV. Pathways coordinating feeding behaviour

Mackie, G. O., Marx, R. M. & Meech, R. W., 15 Jul 2003, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 206, Pt 14, p. 2487-505 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

33 Citations (Scopus)

Jellyfish - what a nerve!

Meech, R. W., Bloom, FE. & Squire, LR., 2003, "Fundamental Neuroscience, Second Edition". Squire, L. R., Bloom, F. E., McConnell, S. K., Roberts, J. L., Spitzer, N. C. & Zigmond, M. J. (eds.). Amsterdam:Elsevier, p. 158 - 158 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

2002

Fast Ca2+ signals at mouse inner hair cell synapse: a role for Ca2+ induced Ca2+ release

Kennedy, H. J. & Meech, R. W., 15 Feb 2002, In : Journal of Physiology. 539, 1, p. 15-23 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Proton conduction through gp91phox

Henderson, L. M. & Meech, R. W., Dec 2002, In : Journal of General Physiology. 120, 6, p. 759-765 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

30 Citations (Scopus)
2001

Intracellular calcium regulation in inner hair cells from neonatal CD-1 mice

Kennedy, HJ. & Meech, RW., 2001, The 24th Annual ARO MidWinter.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2000

Central circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale. III. The rootlet and pacemaker systems

Mackie, G. O. & Meech, R. W., Jun 2000, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 203, Pt 12, p. 1797-807 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

31 Citations (Scopus)

Potassium inhibition of sodium-activated potassium (K(Na)) channels in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes

Niu, X. W. & Meech, R. W., 1 Jul 2000, In : Journal of Physiology. 526 Pt 1, p. 81-90 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

15 Citations (Scopus)

Sodium independent regulation of intracellular calcium in inner hair cells from neonatal CD-1 mice

Kennedy, HJ., Kros, CJ. & Meech, RW., 2000, In : Journal of Physiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1999

Evidence that the product of the human X-linked CGD gene, gp91-phox, is a voltage-gated H(+) pathway

Henderson, L. M. & Meech, R. W., Dec 1999, In : Journal of General Physiology. 114, 6, p. 771-86 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

55 Citations (Scopus)

Impulse conduction in a sponge

Leys, S. P., Mackie, G. O. & Meech, R. W., 1 May 1999, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 202, p. 1139-1150 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

91 Citations (Scopus)
1998

The effect of polyamines on KATP channels in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes

Niu, X. W. & Meech, R. W., 15 Apr 1998, In : Journal of Physiology. 508, 2, p. 401-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1996

Milligram quantity preparation of RNA from a marine invertebrate with a high fluid content

Witchel, H. J., Maitland, N. J. & Meech, R. W., 1 Dec 1996, In : Biotechniques. 21, 6, p. 1024-1026 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1 Citation (Scopus)
1995

Central circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha. I: The relay system

Meech, R. & Mackie, G., 1995, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 198, Pt 11, p. 2261-70 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Synaptic potentials and threshold currents underlying spike production in motor giant axons of Aglantha digitale

Meech, R. W. & Mackie, G. O., Oct 1995, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 74, 4, p. 1662-1670 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

11 Citations (Scopus)
1994

Endogenous Na(+)-K+ (or NH4+)-2Cl- cotransport in Rana oocytes; anomalous effect of external NH4+ on pHi

Keicher, E. & Meech, R., 15 Feb 1994, In : Journal of Physiology. 475, 1, p. 45-57 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1993

Ionic currents in giant motor axons of the jellyfish, Aglantha digitale

Meech, R. W. & Mackie, G. O., Mar 1993, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 69, 3, p. 884-93 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

31 Citations (Scopus)

Potassium channel family in giant motor axons of Aglantha digitale

Meech, R. W. & Mackie, G. O., Mar 1993, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 69, 3, p. 894-901 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

20 Citations (Scopus)
1989

Synaptic transmission. Broad minded on narrow spikes

Meech, R., 24 Aug 1989, In : Nature. 340, 6235, p. 594

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)
1988

Membrane currents that govern smooth muscle contraction in a ctenophore

Bilbaut, A., Hernandez-Nicaise, M. L., Leech, C. A. & Meech, R. W., 11 Feb 1988, In : Nature. 331, 6156, p. 533-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

22 Citations (Scopus)
1987

Voltage-dependent intracellular pH in Helix aspersa neurones

Meech, R. W. & Thomas, R. C., Sep 1987, In : Journal of Physiology. 390, p. 433-52 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

57 Citations (Scopus)
1986

Ionic basis of membrane potential in outer hair cells of guinea pig cochlea

Ashmore, J. F. & Meech, R. W., 24 Jul 1986, In : Nature. 322, 6077, p. 368-71 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

139 Citations (Scopus)
1985

Neuromuscular transmission in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale

Kerfoot, P. A., Mackie, G. O., Meech, R. W., Roberts, A. & Singla, C. L., May 1985, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 116, p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

21 Citations (Scopus)

Separate sodium and calcium spikes in the same axon

Mackie, G. O. & Meech, R. W., 6 Feb 1985, In : Nature. 313, 6005, p. 791-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

44 Citations (Scopus)
1984

Rapidly activating hydrogen ion currents in perfused neurones of the snail, Lymnaea stagnalis

Byerly, L., Meech, R. & Moody, W., Jun 1984, In : Journal of Physiology. 351, p. 199-216 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

122 Citations (Scopus)
1982

Hydrogen ion currents and intracellular pH in depolarized voltage-clamped snail neurones

Thomas, R. C. & Meech, R. W., 28 Oct 1982, In : Nature. 299, 5886, p. 826-8 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

213 Citations (Scopus)
1980

Effect of measured calcium chloride injections on the membrane potential and internal pH of snail neurones

Meech, R. W. & Thomas, R. C., Jan 1980, In : Journal of Physiology. 298, p. 111-29 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

85 Citations (Scopus)

Giant smooth muscle cells of Beroë. Ultrastructure, innervation, and electrical properties

Hernandez-Nicaise, M. L., Mackie, G. O. & Meech, R. W., Jan 1980, In : Journal of General Physiology. 75, 1, p. 79-105 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

27 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of microinjection on the ultrastructure of an identified molluscan neurone

Nicaise, G. & Meech, R. W., 14 Jul 1980, In : Brain Research. 193, 2, p. 549-53 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)
1979

Light induced changes of internal pH in a barnacle photoreceptor and the effect of internal pH on the receptor potential

Brown, H. M. & Meech, R. W., Dec 1979, In : Journal of Physiology. 297, 0, p. 73-93 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

24 Citations (Scopus)

Membrane potential oscillations in molluscan "burster" neurones

Meech, R. W., Aug 1979, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 81, p. 93-112 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

34 Citations (Scopus)
1978

Calcium-dependent potassium activation in nervous tissues

Meech, R. W., 1978, In : Annual Review of Biophysics and Bioengineering. 7, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

471 Citations (Scopus)
1977

The effect of calcium injection on the intracellular sodium and pH of snail neurones

Meech, R. W. & Thomas, R. C., Mar 1977, In : Journal of Physiology. 265, 3, p. 867-79 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

104 Citations (Scopus)
1975

Potassium activation in Helix aspersa neurones under voltage clamp: a component mediated by calcium influx

Meech, R. W. & Standen, N. B., Jul 1975, In : Journal of Physiology. 249, 2, p. 211-39 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

344 Citations (Scopus)
1974

The sensitivity of Helix aspersa neurones to injected calcium ions

Meech, R. W., Mar 1974, In : Journal of Physiology. 237, 2, p. 259-77 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

207 Citations (Scopus)
1972
187 Citations (Scopus)
1971

Electrical characteristics of a barnacle photoreceptor

Brown, H. M., Hagiwara, S., Koike, H. & Meech, R. W., 1 Jan 1971, In : Federation Proceedings. 30, 1, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

24 Citations (Scopus)
1970

Membrane properties of a barnacle photoreceptor examined by the voltage clamp technique

Brown, H. M., Hagiwara, S., Koike, H. & Meech, R. M., Jun 1970, In : Journal of Physiology. 208, 2, p. 385-413 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

132 Citations (Scopus)
1969

Current-voltage relations during illumination: photoreceptor membrane of a barnacle

Brown, H. M., Meech, R. W., Koike, H. & Hagiwara, S., 10 Oct 1969, In : Science. 166, 3902, p. 240-3 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

22 Citations (Scopus)