The effect of temperature on the outward currents in the soma of molluscan neurones in voltage-clamp conditions

I S Masgura, A E Valeyev, I Z Zamekhovsky
1975 Journal of Experimental Biology  
The delayed outward current in snail neurones was separated into two components with different temperature sensitivity: (i) a persistent component and (ii) a transient (inactivating) component. The effect of cooling on the value of the transient current is strongly dependent upon the value of the conditioning potential. It was supposed that cooling causes a decrease in the negative surface potential in the vicinity of the potassium pathways and removes their inactivation. Simultaneously cooling
more » ... depresses the potassium conductance. The effect on surface potential is more distinct with conditioning potentials at which a significant fraction of the transient outward current is inactivated. The effect of cooling on the transient component of the fast outward current was similar to that on the transient component of the delayed outward current.
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