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Block of Ca2+ channel current by dihydropyridines and by omega-conotoxin (omega-CgTx) was studied in a variety of freshly dissociated rat neurons. In most neurons, including those from dorsal root ganglia, sympathetic ganglia, spinal cord, cerebral cortex, and hippocampus, nitrendipine and omega-CgTx each blocked a fraction of the high-threshold current,(More)
  • L J Regan
  • 1991
Whole-cell patch clamp recording was used to characterize calcium currents in Purkinje cells dissociated from the cerebellar vermis of 1-3-week postnatal rats. A subset of Purkinje cells had a low-threshold, transient current similar to the T-type current in peripheral neurons. All Purkinje cells had a high-threshold, slowly inactivating current. Only a(More)
Cell-surface glycoconjugates and endogenous lectins have been implicated in cellular interactions that contribute to embryonic development. Functional subsets of primary sensory neurons in mammalian dorsal root ganglia (DRG) have been shown recently to express specific cell-surface oligosaccharide structures. We report here that endogenous lectins with(More)
The action potential (AP) in most nerve and muscle preparations depends upon nanomolar concentrations of the neurotoxins saxitoxin (STX) and tetrodotoxin (TTX). In some excitable tissues lacking mature innervation, a toxin-resistant AP has been described by electrophysiological results. However, multiple attempts to detect corresponding toxin-resistant Na(More)
A new autosomal recessive mutation, characterized by an early defect in righting reflex and stiffened gait, progression to severe spasticity, tremor and rigidity, and death before weaning, appeared spontaneously on the C57BL/6 background. It was shown to be an allele of the mutant spastic spa, and shall be known as spaAlb. Mutant levels of [3H]strychnine(More)
With over 150,000 strokes in the United Kingdom every year, and more than 1 million living survivors, stroke is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of severe physical disability among adults. A major challenge in administering timely treatment is determining whether the stroke is due to vascular blockage (ischaemic) or haemorrhage.(More)
We have created a system that aims to facilitate prehospital assessment of remote and rural patients using remotely supported ultrasound (US) and a novel communications device. Paramedics can function as remotely supported US operators, guided and advised by hospital-based specialists regarding diagnosis and treatment options. Novel communication technology(More)
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