Potential-gated currents in the membranes of enzymatically isolated neurons from the lamprey spinal cord were investigated using the whole cell variant of the patch-clamp technique. As it was revealed the main currents underlying action potential (AP) in the dorsal sensory cells as well as in branched cells are inward Na(+)- and outward K(+)-currents.… (More)
Patch-clamp recordings in a whole-cell mode were performed on dorsal sensory cells enzymatically isolated from the spinal cord of two lamprey species, Ichthyomyzon unicuspis and Lampetra fluviatilis. The voltage-activated currents through calcium channels were analysed. GABA and the specific GABA(B) receptor agonist baclofen reduced the peak amplitude of… (More)
GABA and GABAB receptor agonists were shown to reduce the peak calcium current amplitude with its subsequent recovery, whereas glycine and taurine, the GABAA receptor agonists, did not modify the current. The findings suggest that the GABAB receptors mediate a presynaptic inhibition by suppression of the Calcium currents in the cyclostome spinal cord.
Effects of inhibitory mediators on the membranes of isolated lamprey spinal cord neurones were investigated by means of whole-cell recording and concentration clamp techniques. Glycine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) applications evoked desensitizing chloride currents. The concentrations at half-maximum effects were 16 microM for glycine- and 1.5 mM for… (More)
modulation of the locomotor network in the lamprey spinal cord. 2004. Reticulospinal neurons receive direct spinobulbar inputs during locomotor activity in lamprey. effects of serotonin on functionally diverse isolated lamprey spinal cord neurons. Serotonin modulates oscillations of the membrane potential in isolated spinal neurons from lampreys.
Studies were performed on spinal neurons from lampreys isolated by an enzymatic/mechanical method using pronase. The effects of 100 microM serotonin (5-HT) on membrane potential oscillations induced by a variety of excitatory amino acids were studied. 5-HT was found to depolarize branched cells (presumptive motoneurons and interneurons) by 2-6 mV without… (More)
The experiments reported here showed that application of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) (100 microM) did not induce any significant current through the membranes of any of the spinal neurons studied (n = 62). At the same time, the membranes of most motoneurons and interneurons (15 of 18) underwent slight depolarization (2-6 mV) in the presence of… (More)