Heavy metals regulate physiological and behavioral events by modulating ion channels in neuronal membranes of molluscs.

Abstract

The interaction of heavy metals (HgCl2, CdCl2, CuCl2, PbCl2 and ZnCl2) and neurotransmitters (ACh, 5HT and DA) was studied on the excitable membrane of identified neurons of Lymnaea stagnalis and Helix pomatia. It was shown that, (1) The excitability and chemosensitivity of molluscan neurons were modified under the influence of the heavy metals Hg(2+), Cd(2… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00677928

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