Differential block of sodium and calcium channels by chlorpromazine in mouse neuroblastoma cells.

1. The effects of chlorpromazine on the voltage-activated sodium and type I (transient) calcium channels were studied in cultured mouse neuroblastoma cells (N1E-115) using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. 2. Chlorpromazine (2-10 x 10(-6) M) blocked both the sodium channel current and the calcium channel current as carried by Ba2+ in a reversible and… CONTINUE READING