A calcium-activated, nonselective cationic conductance in Aplysia silent neurons.

Journal Article

We have previously reported the activation of a triphasic current response by calcium injection in voltage-clamped, nonbursting neurons of Aplysia californica. Present evidence indicates that the second phase, a delayed inward current that peaks 10-20 seconds after the end of the injection, is a calcium-activated, nonselective cationic conductance. It can be carried by both sodium and calcium, is not sensitive to chloride concentration changes, but is voltage sensitive, decreasing in amplitude with hyperpolarization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, LS; Lewis, DV

Published Date

  • May 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 607 - 609

PubMed ID

  • 3382966

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3382966

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2747

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-9230

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0361-9230(88)90220-1

Language

  • eng