PMID: 42023Jan 1, 1979

TEA-resistant outward current in the somatic membrane of perfused nerve cells

Neir̆ofiziologiia = Neurophysiology
P A DoroshenkoA Ia Tsyndrenko


The outward currents remaining after addition of 20-50 mM tetraethylammonium (TEA) to the extracellular solution were studied on perfused isolated neurons from Helix pomatia. A potassium-carried noninactivating outward current with potential-dependence and kinetics different from those of TEA-sensitive potassium currents was found. This TEA-resistant current includes a component depending on the presence of the inward calcium current. It could be abolished by replacing extracellular calcium by magnesium ions, by blocking the calcium channels with extracellular cadmium ions and their distruction by intracellular fluorid ions. An increase in the level of intracellular free carcium (by perfusing the cell with solutions containing Ca-EGTA buffer) potentiated the TEA-resistant component of the outward current and the removal of free calcium by EGTA decreased it. A conclusion is made that the somatic membrane contains outward current channels which can be activated only when calcium ions are bound to its inner surface.


Feb 1, 1977·The Journal of Physiology·S H Thompson
Sep 1, 1977·The Journal of Physiology·P G KostyukY A Shakhovalov
Jan 1, 1976·Neir̆ofiziologiia = Neurophysiology·P G KostiukA Ia Tsyndrenko
Jan 1, 1972·Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology·E Neher, H D Lux
Mar 1, 1974·The Journal of Physiology·R W Meech

Related Concepts

Cell Membrane Permeability
Helix (Snails)
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Ion Channel
Resting Potentials

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism is caused by genetic mutations resulting in excess insulin secretion from beta cells of the pancreas. Here is the latest research.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Cell Atlas of the Human Eye

Constructing a cell atlas of the human eye will require transcriptomic and histologic analysis over the lifespan. This understanding will aid in the study of development and disease. Find the latest research pertaining to the Cell Atlas of the Human Eye here.

Femoral Neoplasms

Femoral Neoplasms are bone tumors that arise in the femur. Discover the latest research on femoral neoplasms here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.