PMID: 568773Sep 6, 1978

Parotid acinar cells: ionic dependence of acetylcholine-evoked membrane potential changes

Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology
M L RobertsO H Petersen


Segments of mouse parotid were placed in a superfusion chamber. Surface acini were impaled by one or two micro-electrodes for measurement of membrane potential and resistance. The acinus under investigation was stimulated by micro-iontophoretic application of acetylcholine (ACh) or adrenaline. Neighbouring acinar cells were electrically coupled. Electrical coupling between acinar cells only occurred within restricted domains probably corresponding to an acinus or a group of acini. Passing direct current through one intracellular electrode, the resting potential of an acinus could be set at desired levels and the dependency of the ACh-evoked potential change on the resting potential investigated. The ACh null potential (initial effect) was about--60 mV. A delayed hyperpolarizing effect of ACh could not be reversed. The initial ACh-evoked potential change was sensitive to alterations in extracellular Na, K and Cl concentration. The delayed ACh-evoked hyperpolarization was blocked by ouabain, exposure to Na-free or K-free solutions. It is concluded that ACh increases mainly K and Na membrane conductance causing K efflux and Na influx with a subsequent Na activation of an electrogenic Na pump.


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