Grzegorz Witkowski

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Opioid transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex is involved in mood regulation and is altered by drug dependency. However, the mechanism by which ionic channels in cortical neurons are controlled by mu opioid receptors has not been elucidated. In this study, the effect of mu opioid receptor activation on voltage-dependent Na(+) currents was assessed in(More)
This study assesses the effects of ATP and GTP on the kinetic properties of voltage-gated K+ currents in anatomically identified postganglionic sympathetic neurons innervating the submandibular gland and the masseter muscle in rats. Three types of K+ currents were isolated: the I(Af) steady-state inactivating at more hyperpolarized potentials, I(As)(More)
The expression and properties of voltage-gated Na(+) currents in cardiac dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons were assessed in this study. Cardiac DRG neurons were labelled by injecting the Fast Blue fluorescent tracer into the pericardium. Recordings were performed from 138 cells. Voltage-dependent Na(+) currents were found in 115 neurons. There were 109(More)
21 This study presents the kinetic and pharmacological properties of voltage-gated Ca currents in anatomically defined cardiac dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons in rats. The neurons were labelled by prior injection of fluorescent tracer Fast Blue into the pericardial sack. There were three distinct groups of neurons with respect to cell size: small (27% of(More)
Pain is generated by activation of specific dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons termed the nociceptive neurons. The nociceptive DRG neurons express 3 categories of ionic channels a. channels gated by pain stimuli, b. channels responsible for the transmission of information from sensory receptors to the spinal cord, c. channels responsible for the release of(More)
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