L C Nicola Siri

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The effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on synaptic transmission in rat superior cervical ganglion (SCG) was assessed in vitro by extracellular recording. Postganglionic compound action potentials (CAPs) triggered by preganglionic stimulation were blocked in a reversible and concentration-dependent fashion by short, 60 s long, superfusion with GABA(More)
The decay of the Ca2+ current (ICa) during a maintained depolarization was studied in intact twitch skeletal muscle fibres of Rana pipiens and Rana moctezuma with the three-micro-electrode voltage-clamp technique. ICa was recorded at 23 degrees C, after blocking K+ currents, in TEA methanesulphonate saline with 10 mM-Ca2+ made hypertonic by adding 350(More)
Voltage-clamp experiments using the three micro-electrode method were performed to study the temperature dependence of the calcium current ICa in intact twitch skeletal muscle fibres of the frog. Contraction was blocked by recording in hypertonic sucrose solutions. For depolarizations smaller than 0 mV the decay of the transient, slow, inward current,(More)
Slow Ca-dependent action potentials were studied in skeletal muscle fibers from different Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD). Biopsies were obtained from: 3 myopathies [Fascioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSH) and Polymyositis (PM)], 6 patients with other diseases (CD) [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Central Core Disease, Mitochondrial Myopathy, Polyneuritis(More)
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