Influence of sympathetic innervation on the membrane electrical properties of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes in culture.

Abstract

Co-cultures of rat ventricular myocytes and sympathetic neurons were established. Superior cervical ganglia and ventricles from newborn rats were enzymatically dissociated and plated in a culture dish. Experiments were done between the 3rd (when evidence of neuron-myocyte proximity arises) and the 5th day in culture (before the myocytes become confluent… (More)

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