Neural modulation of the cyclic electrical and mechanical activity in the rat colonic circular muscle: putative role of ATP and NO.


1. The rat colonic circular muscle displays cyclic episodes of myenteric potential oscillations (MPOs), each of them associated with a spontaneous contraction. Nifedipine 1 microM abolished both MPOs and their associated contractions. TTX (1 microM) increased the amplitude and frequency of spontaneous contractions. 2. Electrical field stimulation (EFS… (More)


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