Characterization of Na+-activated K+ currents in larval lamprey spinal cord neurons.

@article{Hess2007CharacterizationON,
  title={Characterization of Na+-activated K+ currents in larval lamprey spinal cord neurons.},
  author={Dietmar Hess and Evanthia Nanou and Abdeljabbar El Manira},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={3484-93}
}
Potassium channels play an important role in controlling neuronal firing and synaptic interactions. Na(+)-activated K(+) (K(Na)) channels have been shown to exist in neurons in different regions of the CNS, but their physiological function has been difficult to assess. In this study, we have examined if neurons in the spinal cord possess K(Na) currents. We used whole cell recordings from isolated spinal cord neurons in lamprey. These neurons display two different K(Na) currents. The first was… CONTINUE READING