The Relationship between Strontium and other Divalent Cations in the Process of Transmitter Release from Cholinergic Nerve Endings

  • E. M. Silinsky
  • A. M. Mellow


It is well established at present that Ca2+ is responsible for mediating an enormous variety of intricate biological activities. In most systems studied, Sr2+ can serve as a simple, effective substitute for Ca2+ in supporting the particular biological behavior [e.g., Sr2+ can substitute for Ca2+ as a carrier of transmembrane current across excitable cells (1)].


Divalent Cation Nerve Ending Motor Nerve Transmitter Release Alkaline Earth Cation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Silinsky
    • 1
  • A. M. Mellow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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