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Sticholysins I and II (St I/II) are cytolysins purified from the sea anemone Stichodactyla helianthus. In this study, we show their pharmacological action on guinea-pig and snail models in native and pH-denatured conditions in order to correlate the pharmacological findings with the pore-forming activity of both isoforms. In guinea-pig erythrocytes (N = 3),(More)
The effects of a high molecular weight toxin from Physalia physalis (P3) were investigated on glutamate evoked potentials in snail (Zachrysia guanesis) neurons and in crayfish (Cambarus clarkii) neuromuscular junction. The glutamate evoked potentials of snail neurons were reversibly blocked by P3 in a dose-dependent manner (2-200 microM). A reversible(More)
1. The effects of a high molecular weight toxin isolated from the sea anemone Condylactis gigantea (Condytoxina 2) on the cholinergic responses were studied in two different preparations: identified cells of a land snail and enzymatically dissociated mice sensory neurons. These neurons were studied using intracellular recording and concentration clamp(More)
A computer program based on the Gauss-Newton method was developed for the Hodgkin-Huxley estimation of kinetic parameters of membrane currents recorded in voltage-clamp experiments. Fast potassium current of land snail neurons was estimated, and found to be in agreement with literature reports.
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