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omega-Conotoxins

Known as: omega Conotoxins, omega Conotoxin, omega-Conotoxins [Chemical/Ingredient] 
A family of structurally related neurotoxic peptides from mollusk venom that inhibit voltage-activated entry of calcium into the presynaptic membrane… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
We used a preparation of acutely dissociated neurons to quantify the ionic currents driving the spontaneous firing of substantia… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Glucagon, secreted from pancreatic islet α cells, stimulates gluconeogenesis and liver glycogen breakdown. The mechanism… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Growing evidence regarding the function of vanilloid receptor-1 (VR1) in the brain suggests potential central roles of this… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Dopaminergic midbrain (DA) neurons display two principal activity patterns in vivo, single-spike and burst firing, the latter… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
We used the ratioable fluorescent dye mag-fura-5 to measure intracellular free Zn2+([Zn2+]i) in cultured neocortical neurons… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Cannabinoids and their analogues have been found to inhibit N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ currents in cell lines and sympathetic neurons… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
A long-standing question in neurobiology is whether astrocytes respond to the neuronal release of neurotransmitters in vivo. To… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
1. The membrane properties of substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) neurones were recorded in guinea-pig in vitro brain slices. 2… Expand
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
N-type calcium channels are omega-conotoxin (omega-CgTx)-sensitive, voltage-dependent ion channels involved in the control of… Expand
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
The omega-conotoxins from the venom of fish-hunting cone snails are probably the most useful of presently available ligands for… Expand
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