Experientia

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 337–338 | Cite as

The action of the alkaloids from yew (Taxus baccata) on the action potential in theXenopus medullated axon

  • J. R. Smythies
  • F. Benington
  • R. D. Morin
  • G. Al-Zahid
  • G. Schoepfle
Specialia

Keywords

Alkaloid Taxus Taxus Baccata 

Riassunto

La tassina cruda, ottenuta del tassoTaxus baccata L. ha dimostrato di ridurre l'influsso Na+ del-l'azione potenziale di singole preparazioni axon dal nervo sciatico della rana. La tassina cruda contiene una miscela di composti chimici e noi suggeriamo che la tassicina è il composto chimico responsabile per questo effetto.

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Smythies
    • 1
  • F. Benington
    • 1
  • R. D. Morin
    • 1
  • G. Al-Zahid
    • 1
  • G. Schoepfle
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosciences Program, Departments of Psychiatry, Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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