Cultured myotubes and freshly dissociated muscle fibres from adult rats were exposed to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and studied by patch-clamp recording during the peptide-induced maximal accumulation of cellular cyclic AMP (cAMP). Acetylcholine receptor- (AChR-) channel properties in myotubes were not modified by the presence of CGRP (10(-7) M). The peptide, applied to the non-patched membrane, significantly increased the variance of the AChR-channel amplitude distribution at the synaptic region of muscle fibres, and three classes of AChR-channels were resolved immediately after peptide application. AChR-channels at extrasynaptic regions of fibres from denervated muscles were unaffected by CGRP. It is suggested that CGRP may regulate the synaptic AChR-channel conductance through second messenger systems.
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|Titolo:||Effects of calcitonin gene-related peptide on synaptic acetylcholine receptor-channels in rat muscle fibres|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1988|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|