Transient Activity of Excitatory Cl− Channels in Chara: Evidence for Quantal Release of a Gating Factor

@article{Thiel1998TransientAO,
  title={Transient Activity of Excitatory Cl− Channels in Chara: Evidence for Quantal Release of a Gating Factor},
  author={Gerhard Thiel and Alexander E. Dityatev},
  journal={The Journal of Membrane Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={163},
  pages={183-191}
}
In attached patches on the plasma membrane of nonexcited Chara corallina cells, randomly activating, transient Cl− currents with variable amplitudes were recorded. The peak amplitudes of these currents could be grouped into distinct populations with approximately equidistant mean peak currents. Generally, the mean current of the smallest population measured about half of the distance between the means of subsequent populations. Currents of the smallest population occurred most frequently at all… CONTINUE READING