The regulating manner of opioid receptors on distinct types of calcium channels in hamster submandibular ganglion cells.

@article{Endoh1998TheRM,
  title={The regulating manner of opioid receptors on distinct types of calcium channels in hamster submandibular ganglion cells.},
  author={T. Endoh and Takashi Suzuki},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={221-33}
}
It is well known that opioids produce inhibitory effects on neuronal activity and on synaptic transmission at most synapses. In this study, we have investigated the effects of opioids on the low voltage- and high voltage-activated calcium channels in acutely dissociated submandibular ganglion (SMG) neurons, using the whole-cell configuration of the patch-clamp technique. The kappa-opioid-receptor agonist U-50488H, the delta-opioid-receptor agonist [D-Pen 2,5]-enkephalin and the mu-opioid… CONTINUE READING