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Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 1985 Jan 22;2231232:279-92. doi: 10.1098/rspb.1985.0002.
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A transient inward current elicited by hyperpolarization during serotonin activation in Xenopus oocytes.

Parker I , Gundersen CB , Miledi R .

Activation of serotonin, glutamate or muscarinic receptors, incorporated into the membrane of Xenopus oocytes following injection of messenger RNA from rat brain, caused the development of a transient inward (Tin) current when the membrane was hyperpolarized. A detailed study was made of the Tin current induced during serotonin activation. The current is due principally to efflux of chloride ions, and is presumably activated by an influx of calcium ions, because it was blocked by removal of calcium from the bathing medium, by addition of manganese, cobalt or lanthanum, or by intracellular injection of EGTA. During application of serotonin, the amplitude of the Tin current increased slowly, and after washing it persisted for longer than the direct serotonin-induced current. The amplitude of the Tin current was sensitive to temperature and pH, and was abolished at pH 6.5 or by cooling to 12 degrees C. The Tin current may be of importance in regulating the excitability of neurons in the central nervous system.

PubMed ID: 2858099
Article link: Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci