Short-circuit current overshoot in epithelial sodium channels following apical sodium jump.

Following a jump in the sodium concentration of the solution bathing the apical surface of frog skin, the inward sodium current rises rapidly to a peak and then falls to a steady-state plateau. Lindemann suggested that this fall is due to rapid closing (in 2 to 3 s) of Na channels. However, the lack of a corresponding corner frequency in the sodium-noise… CONTINUE READING