- TCs generate outsized afferent activity
As the urinary bladder fills, the rate of rise (but not the frequency) of spontaneous contractions of smooth muscle in the bladder wall increases, thereby eliciting increased afferent nerve activity that signals the fullness of the bladder.
- Resting open state stabilization by Retigabine
Researchers studied the mechanism by which the anticonvulsant Retigabine enhances the activity of K+ channels and found that the drug stabilizes on open state at resting membrane potentials.
- Ca2+ buffers in pituitary nerve terminals
Researchers have measured the ability of nerve terminals to buffer Ca2+ entering in response to electrical activity to better understand plasticity of hormone release.