Role of the hyperpolarization-activated cation current (Ih) in pacemaker activity in area postrema neurons of rat brain slices.

@article{Funahashi2003RoleOT,
  title={Role of the hyperpolarization-activated cation current (Ih) in pacemaker activity in area postrema neurons of rat brain slices.},
  author={Makoto Funahashi and Yoshihiro Mitoh and Atsushi Kohjitani and Ryuji Matsuo},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={552 Pt 1},
  pages={135-48}
}
To clarify the functional properties of the hyperpolarization-activated cation current (Ih) as a pacemaker current in area postrema neurons, whole-cell recordings were made in visually identified cells in rat brain slices. The activation of Ih was identified in approximately 62 % of area postrema neurons tested. The cells displaying Ih showed a depolarizing… CONTINUE READING