M S Veselovs'kyĭ

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We examined properties of chemical neurotransmission at the level of primary afferent inputs into spinal cord with the new easy-to-use in vitro model of contiguously-cultivated dissociated both the dorsal root ganglion neurons (DRG) and the dorsal horn spinal cord neurons (DHSC) from newborn rats. The results of our studies showed the presence of excitatory(More)
Potassium channels make up the largest family of voltage-activated channels and play a key role in maintenance of cell excitability and in transmission of information within the nervous system. The aim of this work was to find out the specific subtypes of voltage-activated potassium channels peculiar to GABAergic interneurons of rat hippocampal culture. It(More)
Electrophysiological characteristics of hippocampal neurones cultured with Pro-Gly-Pro peptide were studied using glutamate excitotoxisity model (excitotoxic damage was induced by 100 mkM glutamate application during 5 min). It was found that negative changes in neurones cultured with 10 mcM Pro-Gly-Pro were less prominent if compared with control ones.(More)
We investigated features of quantal release of glutamate and GABA in synapses between retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and superior colliculus (SC) neurons in coculture using dual patch-clamp technique. The main quantal characteristics of neurotransmitters release were defined on the basic of quantal analysis. Number of released quanta distributions for both(More)
On isolated retinal preparation from STZ-induced diabetic rats in whole-cell configuration the basic electrical properties of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) were studied. It was shown that on 8th week after STZ maximal depolarization-induced firing frequency is reduced and decay time constant of high-frequency stimulation-induced calcium signals is increased(More)
Dynamic changes in the intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) were studied in hippocampal cultured neurons using fluorescent Ca(2+)-indicator dye Indo-1 and somatic whole-cell recordings. During the tetanus stimulation Ca(2+)-transient increased their amplitude up to a steady-state level during repetitive stimulation. We identified two groups of(More)
In co-culture of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and dorsal horn (DH) neurons we studied the long-term depression (LTD) caused by 5 sec(-1) low-frequency stimulation (LFS) of DRG neurons. Dual whole-cell patch clamp recording in the pairs of DRG and DH neurons was used. The monosynaptic AMPA-receptor mediated eEPSC initiated in DH neurons by LFS of DRG neurons(More)
On rat retinal preparation in whole-cell mode retinal ganglion cells (RGC) tonic firing induced calcium signals were recorded and their modulation by Kv3 potassium channels was studied. RGC depolarization with 500 ms current steps caused tonic action potentials (AP) generation and development of calcium signals which amplitude depended quite linearly on(More)
In the present study, we investigated the sensitivity of GABAergic short-term plasticity to the selective P- and P/Q-type calcium channels blocker omega-agatoxin-IVA. To block the P-type channels we used 30 nM of this toxin and 200 nM of the toxin was used to block the P/Q channel types. The evoked inhibitory postsynaptic currents (eIPSC) were studied using(More)
High frequency firing properties of the rat retinal ganglion cells and role of 4-AP-sensitive potassium current in firing generation were studied using whole cell patch-clamp techniques. Potassium channel blocker 4-AP (0,2 mM) reduced depolarization-evoked firing rate by 62% (from 50 +/- 5, n = 12 to 19 +/- 2 Hz, n = 7). Single action potential parameters(More)