Journal article

Effects of agents that modulate intracellular cAMP levels on excitatory junction potentials recorded in the guinea-pig vas deferens in vitro

TA Hardy, JA Brock

NAUNYN-SCHMIEDEBERGS ARCHIVES OF PHARMACOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2000

Abstract

This study used intracellular recording of excitatory junction potentials (EJPs) and focal extracellular recording of excitatory junction currents (EJCs) to investigate the effects of agents that modulate intracellular cAMP levels on sympathetic neuroeffector transmission in the guinea-pig vas deferens. In this tissue, postjunctional electrical activity is produced by neurally released ATP. The adenylate cyclase activator, forskolin (0.5-5 microM) increased the amplitude of all EJPs evoked by trains of 20 stimuli at I Hz. Forskolin (5 microM) also increased the probability of recording EJCs without changing the amplitude distributions of spontaneous EJP and EJCs, indicating that this agent d..

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