The Effect of Methanandamide on Isolated Type I Cells
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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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Previous work from this laboratory has demonstrated that hypoxia inhibits a TASK-1 like background K+ current in isolated neonatal rat carotid body type I cells. This inhibition leads to membrane depolarisation and voltage gated Ca2+ entry (Buckler, 1997; Buckler et al 2000). Maingret et al (2000) have demonstrated that the endocannabinoid anandamide was a direct and selective blocker of TASK-1. Therefore, in this study we have investigated the actions of anandamide and its analogue methanandamide on isolated type I cells.
KeywordsMembrane Depolarisation Carotid Body Selective Blocker Isolate Type Arterial Chemoreceptor
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