C Haimann

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Whole-cell voltage clamp and single-channel recordings were performed on cultured trigeminal ganglion neurons from quail embryos in order to study a sodium-activated potassium current (KNa). When KNa was activated by a step depolarization in voltage clamp, there was a proportionality between KNa and INa at all voltages between the threshold of INa and ENa.(More)
Frog neuromuscular junctions were stimulated by different methods to secrete quanta of ACh, and the attendant changes in the ultrastructure of the nerve terminal were assessed by morphometric analysis of electron micrographs. Secretion was stimulated by electrical stimulation at 2 Hz or by application of the secretagogues, lanthanum, ouabain or black widow(More)
Ouabain (0.1 and 0.05 mM) was applied to frog cutaneous pectoris nerve-muscle preparations bathed in modified Ringer's solution containing either 1.8 mM Ca2+ (and 4 mM Mg2+) or no added Ca2+ (4 mM Mg2+ and 1 mM EGTA). During the intense quantal release of acetylcholine (ACh) induced by ouabain, the parameters of the miniature endplate potentials (mepps)(More)
Single-channel currents from Na(+)-dependent K+ channels (KNa) were recorded from cell-attached and inside-out membrane patches of cultured avian trigeminal ganglion neurons by means of the patch-clamp technique. Single-channel properties, such as the high elementary conductance and the occurrence of sub-conductance levels, were unchanged after the patches(More)
The regulatory peptide called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) was detected by immunofluorescence in frog motor neurons and motor nerve terminals. In motor nerve terminals, CGRP-like immunoreactivity was found to be segregated within large dense-core vesicles. To determine whether exocytosis from acetylcholine-containing small synaptic vesicles and(More)
The changes in ionic permeability induced by the application of alpha-latrotoxin to NG108-15 neuroblastoma x glioma cells were examined using the nystatin perforated-patch technique for whole-cell recording. Complex single channel activity appeared in the plasmalemmas after delays that ranged from 1-20 min in Krebs' solution. The conductance of a channel(More)
1. An electrophysiological and morphological study of sprouting and regeneration of motor nerves has been performed in the dually innervated pectoral muscle of Xenopus laevis. 2. Section of one of the nerves induced axon sprouting in the intact nerve. Synapse formation by the sprouting axons was slow since the intact nerve took more than 3 months to(More)
The time course of exocytosis of quanta of acetylcholine induced by 20 mM K+ was studied at the frog neuromuscular junction. Images of vesicle fusion on freeze-fracture replicas were mostly localized at the active zones in resting preparations fixed in 20 mM K+. Fusions appeared also outside the active zones in preparations fixed after 1 min exposure to 20(More)
1. Electrophysiology and morphology have been combined to investigate the time course of the exocytosis of quanta of neurotransmitter induced by elevated concentrations of K+ at the frog neuromuscular junction. 2. Replicas of freeze-fractured resting nerve terminals fixed in the presence of 20 mM-K+ showed images of fusion of synaptic vesicles with the(More)