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Nickel is considered to be a selective blocker of low-voltage-activated T-type calcium channel. Recently, the Ni2+-binding site with critical histidine-191 (H191) within the extracellular IS3–IS4 domain of the most Ni2+-sensitive Cav3.2 T-channel isoform has been identified. All calcium channels are postulated to also have intrapore-binding site limiting(More)
Ca-channel currents expressed in Xenopus oocytes by means of messenger RNA extracted from rat thalamohypothalamic complex were studied using the double microelectrode technique. Currents were recorded in Cl(-)-free extracellular solutions with 40 mM Ba2+ as a charge carrier. In response to depolarizations from a very negative holding potential (Vh = -120(More)
Xenopus laevis oocytes were injected with total mRNA obtained from the thalamo-hypothalamic complex of adult rats. In 19 out of 32 injected oocytes a Ba2+ current was expressed after 4 days which could be activated at depolarizations to -70 mV from a holding potential of -120 mV and reached a maximum value at between -30 and -20 mV. The current inactivated(More)
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