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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

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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. 2020; 66(2-3): 75-82


М.V. Telka, V.Yu. Maslov, N.S. Veselovsky, S.A. Fedulova

  1. Bogomoletz Institute of physiology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


Sympathetic postganglionic projections to the trigeminal ganglion (TG) modulate electrophysiological characteristics of neurons, including high voltage activated calcium channels. Here, we studied such a modulation using local noradrenaline application on cultured TG neurons. Noradrenaline inhibited current via calcium channels in 91% of the neurons. In 62% of the cells only amplitude of the current decreased, whereas slowing of the kinetics observed in 29%. In the first group, preliminary high-amplitude depolarization did not affect the noradrenaline action, but in the second group, it led to recover of the kinetics and (partially) the amplitude. This suggests that G-protein mediated way of adrenoreceptor-calcium channel interaction is almost absent in the first group, but contribute significantly to the modulation effects in the second group. Simultaneous application of noradrenaline with yohimbine and selective calcium channels subtypes blockers revealed that in TG neurons 60% of adrenergic modulation is realized via α2 receptors, and about half (52%) of the total effect is carried out via N-type of calcium channels, R- and P/Q-channels contribute 35 and 13% respectively.

Keywords: trigeminal ganglion; noradrenaline; modulation; high voltage-activated calcium channels.


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