1. Foehring RC, Mermelstein PG, Song WJ, Ulrich S and Surmeier DJ. (2000) Unique properties of R-type calcium currents in neocortical and neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol 84:2225-36 [Journal] .

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Neostriatum medium spiny direct pathway GABA cellSomaI Calcium.Whole cell recordings from acutely dissociated neurons exhibited a R-type currents that were characterized as HVA by their rapid deactivation kinetics, half-activation and half-inactivation voltages, and sensitivity to depolarized holding potentials. In neocortical pyramidal neurons these currents inactivated at more negative potentials than in medium spiny neurons (Foehring RC et al, 20001 ).

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1.  Foehring RC, Mermelstein PG, Song WJ, Ulrich S and Surmeier DJ. (2000) Unique properties of R-type calcium currents in neocortical and neostriatal neurons. J Neurophysiol 84:2225-36 [Journal] .