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1. Voltage-clamp and current-clamp data were obtained from a circumscribed region of the anterior rat lingual epithelium while simultaneously monitoring the afferent, stimulus-evoked, neural response from the same receptive field. 2. Chorda tympani (CT) responses at constant Na(+)-salt concentration were enhanced by submucosa negative voltage clamp and(More)
Taste sensory responses from the chorda tympani nerve of the rat were recorded with the lingual receptive field under current or voltage clamp. Consistent with previous results (Ye, Q., G. L. Heck, and J. A. DeSimone. 1993. Journal of Neurophysiology. 70:167-178), responses to NaCl were highly sensitive to lingual voltage clamp condition. This can be(More)
1. Chorda tympani (CT) neural responses to NaCl were recorded while the potential across the apical membrane of taste cells was perturbed by voltage clamp in rats fed a Na(+)-restricted diet pre- and postnatally (Na(+)-restricted rats) and in controls. 2. Control rats gave CT responses that were enhanced at negative voltage clamp and suppressed at positive(More)
Sodium salts are potent taste stimuli, but their effectiveness is markedly dependent on the anion, with chloride yielding the greatest response. The cellular mechanisms that mediate this phenomenon are not known. This "anion paradox" has been resolved by considering the field potential that is generated by restricted electrodiffusion of the anion through(More)
Taste buds share a topology with ion-transporting epithelial and evidence now indicates that neural responses in rats to Na+ salts of differing anion are mediated by both transcellular and paracellular ion transport. Na+ exerts its effects mainly on the transcellular pathway. Neural responses to Na+ salts are enhanced by negative voltage clamp and(More)
shown to metabolize 3 H-testosterone to dihydrotes-tosterone (DHT) and to other 5a-reduced metabolites. DHT, not testosterone IT), accumulated in cell nuclei. DHT stimulated cell proliferation to a greater extent than T. Hence, T was a pro hormone converted in situ to active metabolite(s). [The SC! 5 indicates that this paper has been cited in over 280(More)
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