1. Gabel LA and Nisenbaum ES. (1998) Biophysical characterization and functional consequences of a slowly inactivating potassium current in neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol 79:1989-2002 [Journal] .

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cellSomaI A.The contribution of a fast (IAt), and a slowly (IAs)-inactivating A-currents were studied in slices. The results suggest a role for these currents to define the limits on the depolarized state (Nisenbaum ES and Wilson CJ, 19952 ). With whole-cell patch clamp, two types of A-current were found in rat neostriatal neurons, one similar to previous descriptions in mammals and a second activated at considerably more depolarized potentials (Surmeier DJ et al, 19893 ). A slowly inactivating A current has also been studied (Gabel LA and Nisenbaum ES, 19981 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Gabel LA and Nisenbaum ES. (1998) Biophysical characterization and functional consequences of a slowly inactivating potassium current in neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol 79:1989-2002 [Journal] .
2.  Nisenbaum ES and Wilson CJ. (1995) Potassium currents responsible for inward and outward rectification in rat neostriatal spiny projection neurons. J Neurosci 15:4449-63.
3.  Surmeier DJ, Bargas J and Kitai ST. (1989) Two types of A-current differing in voltage-dependence are expressed by neurons of the rat neostriatum. Neurosci Lett 103:331-7.