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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
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1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
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Fiziol. Zh. 2013; 59(2): 3-8

Electrical properties of retinal ganglion cells of rats with streptozotocine-induced diabetes

Kuznetsov KI1, Veselovs'ka NM2, Maslov VIu1, Fedulova SA1, Veselovs'kyĭ MS1

  1. O.O. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  2. International Center of Molecular Physiology National Academy of Science of, Kyiv, Ukraine


On isolated retinal preparation from STZ-induced diabetic rats in whole-cell configuration the basic electrical properties of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) were studied. It was shown that on 8th week after STZ maximal depolarization-induced firing frequency is reduced and decay time constant of high-frequency stimulation-induced calcium signals is increased as compared to controls. The data obtained suggest functional changes in RGC of STZ-induced diabetic rats, possible mechanisms of such changes are discussed.

Keywords: retinal ganglion cells, STZ-induced diabetes, voltagedependent currents, firing activity, calcium signal


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