Role of potassium conductances in determining input resistance of developing brain stem motoneurons.

@article{Cameron2000RoleOP,
  title={Role of potassium conductances in determining input resistance of developing brain stem motoneurons.},
  author={William E. Cameron and Pedro A Nunez-Abades and Ilan A. Kerman and T. M. Hodgson},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={2330-9}
}
The role of potassium conductances in determining input resistance was studied in 166 genioglossal (GG) motoneurons using sharp electrode recording in brain stem slices of the rats aged 5-7 days, 13-15 days, and 19-24 days postnatal (P). A high magnesium (Mg(2+); 6 mM) perfusate was used to block calcium-mediated synaptic release while intracellular or extracellular cesium (Cs(+)) and/or extracellular tetraethylammonium (TEA) or barium (Ba(2+)) were used to block potassium conductances. In all… CONTINUE READING