1. Nisenbaum ES, Wilson CJ, Foehring RC and Surmeier DJ. (1996) Isolation and characterization of a persistent potassium current in neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol 76:1180-94 [Journal] .

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cellSomaI Potassium.A slow, noninactivating current may have a role to define the limits on the depolarized state, and to govern the spike discharge characteristics once the depolarized state has been reached (Nisenbaum ES and Wilson CJ, 19952 ). A non-inactivating, Ca-independent, K+ current may limit the amplitude of membrane depolarizations associated with prolonged excursions into the depolarized state (Nisenbaum ES et al, 1996 [rat]1 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Nisenbaum ES, Wilson CJ, Foehring RC and Surmeier DJ. (1996) Isolation and characterization of a persistent potassium current in neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol 76:1180-94 [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.