Development of inward rectification and control of membrane excitability in mesencephalic v neurons.

The present study was performed to assess the postnatal development and functional roles of inward rectifying currents in rat mesencephalic trigeminal (Mes V) neurons, which are involved in the genesis and control of oral-motor activities. Whole cell voltage-clamp recordings obtained from Mes V neurons in brain stem slices identified fast (I(KIR)) and slow… CONTINUE READING