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Presence Of A Cs-Resistant Transient Outward Current Which Distorts Ica Measurements In Guinea-Pig Single Ventricular Cells, Georges Christé, Brigitte Delachapelle, Fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh, Carlos Ojeda Nov 1989

Presence Of A Cs-Resistant Transient Outward Current Which Distorts Ica Measurements In Guinea-Pig Single Ventricular Cells, Georges Christé, Brigitte Delachapelle, Fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh, Carlos Ojeda

fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh

To correctlyr analyse the physical properties of ion channels and the actions of drugs upon them, it is important that the membrane conducts only the ionic species believed permeant. In guinea-pig ventricular cells it has been assumed that only ICaL flows in the potential range -50 to +60 mV in the presence of intra- and extracellular Cs (> 20 mM). We report here that this is not the case due to the presence of a Cs-insensitive, transient outward current.