Volatile anesthetic facilitation of in vitro desensitization of membrane-bound acetylcholine receptor from Torpedo californica.

Abstract

Incubation of membrane fragments bearing acetylcholine receptors from Torpedo californica under an atmosphere of 3% halothane, 1% chloroform, or 6% diethyl ether greatly facilitates the carbamoylcholine-induced structural transition of the acetylcholine receptor reflected by alterations in the rate of binding of (125)I-labeled alpha-bungarotoxin. The half… (More)

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