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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
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. 2014; 60(3): 75-79


The effect of enzymatic treatment using proteases on properties of persistent sodium current in CA1 pyramidal neurons of rat hippocampus

Lun'ko OO, Isaiev DS, Maxymiuk OP, Kryshtal' OO, Isaieva OV

    O.O. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15407/fz60.03.075

Abstract

We investigated the effect of proteases, widely used for neuron isolation in electrophysiological studies, on the amplitude and kinetic characteristics of persistent sodium current (INaP) in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Properties of INaP were studied on neurons isolated by mechanical treatment (control group) and by mechanical and enzymatic treatment using pronase E (from Streptomyces griseus) or protease type XXIII (from Aspergillus oryzae). We show that in neurons isolated with pronase E kinetic of activation and density of INaP was unaltered. Enzymatic treatment with protease type XXIII did not alter INaP activation but result in significant decrease in INaP density. Our data indicates that enzymatic treatment using pronase E for neuron isolation is preferable for investigation of INaP.

Keywords: persistent sodium current, enzymatic treatment,protease, hippocampus.

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