Cardiac calcium currents at the level of single channels

  title={Cardiac calcium currents at the level of single channels},
  author={Richard W. Tsien and Peter Hess and Bernd Nilius},
Properties of cardiac Ca channels have come into sharper focus with the advent of single cell preparations and suction pipette recording methods. We briefly summarize our present picture of the gating and permeation properties of the conventional, dihydrophyridine-sensitive type of Ca channel (L-type). Distincitive features of a second type of voltage-gated Ca channel (T-type) are discussed. 

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