Effects of THA on ionic currents in myelinated axons of Xenopus laevis.


In voltage-clamp experiments with the myelinated nerve fibre of Xenopus laevis, 9-amino-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroacridine (THA) decreased both Na+ and K+ currents and shifted the steady state inactivation potential curve in a negative direction. The effects may be described as (a) a decrease of the permeability constant PNa, (b) a modified potential dependence of… (More)