Title: [Properties of vagal excitation transfer to the heart atrium]
Authors: Nilius, Bernd # ×
Issue Date: Mar-1979
Series Title: Acta biologica et medica Germanica. vol:37 issue:3 pages:453-62
Abstract: A mathematical model of pre- and postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fiber excitation transfer is developed. This model gives a measure Q of acetylcholine (ACh) release from presynaptic preganglionic boutons and postganglionic varicosities. When increasing Ca++ the measure Q increases too. Na-ions exert a competitive inhibition. The relationship between Q and the Ca/Na2-quotient is a hyperbolic one. Mn++ inhibits the release of ACh non-competitively. Q increases both by excess potassium and Cs+ depolarization. The ACh release is diminished by Mg++. Ba++ cannot replace the effect of Ca++ on ACh release in Ca++ depleting conditions. Q increases with decreasing pH-level. The ACh release is not significantly influenced by increasing pH, Verapamil (4 mg/l), prostaglandins E2 and F2alpha (20 ng/ml) and substitution of nonpermeable anions for Cl-.
ISSN: 0001-5318
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Ion Channel Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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