A M Starodub

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Patch-clamp recording was used to study rectifying K+ currents in myenteric neurons in short-term culture. In conditions that suppressed Ca2+ -activated K+ current, three kinds of voltage-activated K+ currents were identified by their voltage range of activation, inactivation, kinetics and pharmacology. These were A-type current, delayed outwardly(More)
Perforated patch-clamp methods for recording ionic currents in the whole-cell configuration were used to test the hypothesis that the ionic mechanisms for the excitatory actions of histamine on enteric neurons include suppression of A-type K(+) current (I(A)). Histamine and the selective histamine H(2) receptor agonist, dimaprit, reduced the amplitude of(More)
Whole cell perforated patch-clamp methods were used to investigate ionic mechanisms underlying histamine-evoked excitatory responses in small intestinal AH-type myenteric neurons. When physiological concentrations of Na(+), Ca(2+), and Cl(-) were in the bathing medium, application of histamine significantly increased total conductance as determined by(More)
Whole-cell perforated patch clamp recordings were used to analyze selectivity of omega-CgTx-MVIIC toxin for voltage-dependent calcium currents in cultured myenteric neurons from guinea-pig small intestine. Omega-CgTx-MVIIC (300 nM) blocked 37 +/- 9% of the peak current activated from -80 mV in 15 neurons by mostly affecting the plateau phase of the current.(More)
Whole-cell patch-clamp recording methods were used to investigate the ionic mechanisms underlying the hyperpolarizing action of galanin in enteric neurones. Galanin suppressed calcium current (ICa) and activated inwardly rectifying potassium current (IK,ir) in AH-type myenteric neurones of guinea-pig small intestine. Both suppression of ICa and activation(More)
Biophysical properties of A-type K(+) currents (I(A)) in myenteric neurons from guinea-pig small intestine were studied. I(A) was present in both AH- and S-type myenteric neurons. Reduction of external Ca(2+) did not affect the current. Current density was 13.5+/-10.2 pA/pF in 68 AH-type neurons and 23.4+/-8.2 pA/pF in 31 S-type neurons. S-type neurons(More)
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