The effect of poneratoxin on neuromuscular transmission in the rat diaphragm.

The effect of the ant venom neuropeptide--poneratoxin (PoTX)--on neuromuscular transmission in rat diaphragm tissue was studied by means of intracellular recordings of spontaneous miniature endplate potentials (MEPPs) and of nerve evoked endplate potentials (EPPs). A 2 microM concentration of PoTX caused a pronounced but transient increase in MEPPs… CONTINUE READING