Experientia

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 213–214 | Cite as

Spontaneous junctional currents inDrosophila muscle fibres: Effects of temperature, membrane potential and ethanol

  • L. G. Magazanik
  • F. Vyskočil
Specialia

Summary

Fast, slow and fast multiquantal spontaneous junctional currents were recorded from glutamate sensitive muscle fibres ofDrosophila larvae. Decrease of temperature and hyperpolarization prolonged the time course of fast currents. Ethanol (0.4 M) markedly shortened their duration, whereas several other drugs known to modify the time course of currents at cholinergic synapses were ineffective at this neuromuscular junction.

Keywords

Muscle Fibre Glutamate Membrane Potential Neuromuscular Junction Cholinergic Synapse 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Magazanik
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Vyskočil
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and BiochemistryLeningrad(USSR)
  2. 2.Institute of PhysiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrague 4(Czechoslovakia)

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