Functional and molecular characterization of neuronal nicotinic ACh receptors in rat CA1 hippocampal neurons.


The molecular and functional properties of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) were characterized from CA1 neurons in rat hippocampal slices using single-cell reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in conjunction with whole-cell patch-clamp recordings. We analysed the presence of the neuronal nAChR subunit mRNAs alpha2-7… (More)