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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 89−93
Bioline Code: zr10013
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010, pp. 89−93

 en Inhibition Effect of IL-1β on Calcium Channels Currents in Cultured Cortical Neurons of Rat
Zhou, Chen


Interleukin-1β(IL-1β) is an important porinflammatory cytokine that exert wide biological functions in the central nervous system (CNS). Voltage-gated Ca2+ channels in plasma membrane are essential components of Ca2+ signal whose change on pathological conditions is closely related to processes of diseases. Although both IL-1βand Ca2+ channels have key roles in injury and disease of the brain, so far their relations have been reported in few studies. The effects of IL-1βon Ca2+ channels in cultured cortical neurons of rats were investigated using patch-clamp recording in present research. Our results showed that both 10 and 50 ng/mL of IL-1βtreatment inhibit the Ca2+ currents in time and dose dependent manner, without the change of activation properties of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCC)s.

Interleukin-1β; Ca2+ currents; Patch-clamp recording; Cortical neurons

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