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Calcium-activated potassium currents in mammalian neurons

Sah, Pankaj

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1. Influx of calcium via voltage-dependent calcium channels during the action potential leads to increases in cytosolic calcium that can initiate a number of physiological processes. One of these is the activation of potassium currents on the plasmalemma. These calcium-activated potassium currents contribute to action potential repolarization and are largely responsible for the phenomenon of spike frequency adaptation. This refers to the progressive slowing of the frequency of discharge of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90122
Source: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1681.2000.03317.x

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