, Volume 44, Issue 9, pp 738–740 | Cite as

Two serotonin-sensitive potassium channels in the identified heart excitatory neurone of the African giant snail,Achatina fulica Fèrussac

  • Y. Furukawa
  • M. Kobayashi
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By the patch clamp experiments, two serotonin-sensitive K+ channels (SL-channel and SS-channel) were demonstrated in the identified heart excitatory neurone (PON) of the African giant snail,Achatina fulica Fèrussac. The activities of both channels could be recorded in the steady state and those activities disappeared on application of 5-HT.

Key words

Potassium channel serotonin modulation snail neurone patch clamp 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Furukawa
    • 1
  • M. Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiological Laboratory, Faculty of Integrated Arts and SciencesHiroshima UniversityHiroshima(Japan)

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