The effect of sodium pump blockade and denervation on the steady-state sodium permeability of mouse skeletal muscle fibres.

The Na+ pump inhibitor ouabain produced a 25 mV depolarization of mouse extensor digitorum longus muscle fibres in 2 h. Approximately 40% of this depolarization could be prevented by the inclusion of tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the incubation fluid, and the membrane potential of ouabain-depolarized fibres increased when external Na+ ion concentration was reduced… CONTINUE READING