Effects of Different Stimuli and Transmitters on Glomus Cell Membranes and Intercellular Communications

  • L. Monti-Bloch
  • C. Eyzaguirre
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Abstract

The carotid body glomus cells appear to be the site for chemotransduction in this receptor, although this point is not entirely settled. In any event, these cells constitute the bulk of the organ containing and releasing several neurotransmitters: acetylcholine (ACh); catecholamines, especially dopamine (DA); and neuropeptides (enkephalins, substance P) as discussed by other authors in this volume. Therefore, they constitute primary investigative targets to learn about their membrane properties and possible changes occurring in response to different stimuli and transmitters that modulate the carotid nerve discharge.

Keywords

Dopamine Nicotine Acidity Cyanide Catecholamine 

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  • L. Monti-Bloch
  • C. Eyzaguirre

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