Effect of calcium ion on the release of gamma-aminobutyric acid from synaptosomal fraction.

Abstract

Brain synaptosomes released endogenous gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in response to Ca2+. The release of GABA in response to 2.5 mM Ca2+ increased linearly with log[K+]0, showing that a membrane potential-dependent Ca2+ channel limits the GABA release. In the presence of Ca2+ ionophore, A23187, GABA release increased linearly with log[Ca2+]0 without altering the membrane potential of synaptosomes.

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