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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 7, pp 923–924 | Cite as

The action of ouabain in promoting the release of catecholamines

  • C. J. Duncan
Specialia Physiologica

Summary

It is suggested that ouabain promotes catecholamine release by causing a rise in intracellular Na+ which, in turn, causes an elevated steady-state level of intracellular Ca2+. It is suggested that the Na+−K+-ATPase is not directly involved in exocytosis at either adrenergic or cholinergic synapses.

Keywords

Catecholamine Ouabain Catecholamine Release Cholinergic Synapse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Duncan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland

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