Dynorphin reduces calcium-dependent action potential duration by decreasing voltage-dependent calcium conductance.

The opioid peptide dynorphin decreased somatic calcium-dependent action potential duration in a portion of mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons without altering resting membrane potential or conductance. Dynorphin action was antagonized by naloxone. Responses of DRG neurons to dynorphin differed from responses to the opioid peptides leucine-enkephalin… CONTINUE READING