Yan-Yi Peng

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Whether Ca2+ released from stores within the presynaptic nerve terminals also contributes to the Ca2+ elevation evoked by action potentials was tested in intact bullfrog sympathetic ganglia. Intraterminal Ca2+ transients (Delta[Ca2+]i) were evoked by electrical shocks to the presynaptic nerves at 20 Hz and were monitored by fura-2 fluorimetry. Ca2+ released(More)
In the presynaptic nerve terminals of the bullfrog sympathetic ganglia, repetitive nerve firing evokes [Ca2+] transients that decay monotonically. An algorithm based on an eigenfunction expansion method was used for fitting these [Ca2+] decay records. The data were fitted by a linear combination of two to four exponential functions. A mathematical model(More)
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