Jennifer A Calvert

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P2X receptors are highly expressed throughout the nervous system, where ATP has been shown to be a neurotransmitter. The aim of this study was to characterize P2X receptor expression within sympathetic postganglionic neurons from the superior cervical ganglia. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction showed the presence of mRNA for all P2X receptors,(More)
The role of P2 receptors in synaptic transmission to the rat medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB) was studied in an in vitro brain slice preparation. Whole-cell patch recordings were made and spontaneous synaptic responses studied under voltage clamp during application of P2X receptor agonists. ATPgammaS (100 microm) had no effect on holding current,(More)
1 P2Y receptors are expressed in the nervous system and are involved in calcium signalling in neurons and glia. In the superior cervical ganglion (SCG), RT-PCR analysis indicated the presence of P2Y(1,2&6) receptors. Rises in intracellular calcium in response to P2Y receptor stimulation were determined from adult mouse cultured SCG neurons and glia. 2 ADP(More)
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