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By Lennart N. Bouman, Habo J. Jongsma (auth.), Lennart N. Bouman, Habo J. Jongsma (eds.)

In the denervated country the mammalian middle, either in vivo and in vitro, is happy at very general durations, the coefficient of variance of the interbeat periods now not exceeding 2%. The pacemaker that's the resource of this standard ex­ quotation is localised generally in the sinus node (" sino-atrial node " node of Keith and Flack), a such a lot fascinating small piece of tissue within the caval nook of definitely the right atrium. A small part of this node containing a bunch of doubtless just a couple of millions of cells fires spontaneously, that suggests with none exter­ nal impression to set off their task. The so known as pacemaker cells do that via letting their membrane capability fall to the extent the place an motion capability will commence which in this case prompts surrounding cells to fireplace an motion po­ tential. the 1st query that's tackled during this booklet is which approaches underly this spontaneous diastolic depolarization. this is often mentioned in part I, in regards to the primary houses of pacemaker cells with particular refer­ ence to ionic membrane currents. even if perspectives nonetheless really vary concerning the unique nature of the membrane techniques that reason the automated pacemaker dis­ cost there's contract that diastolic depolarization is led to via the interplay of a few ionic present structures, together with either inward and out­ ward going currents.

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Exp. , 417-422, 1980. N. and and atrium cells from the rabbit heart: Houtkoper, a quantitative electron microscope description after electro physiological localization. Mol. Cell. : The plasma the rabbit sinus node: ultrastructural analysis. Circ. , 45: and The Sinus Node. , Gros, D. Sinus Node. , The fine structure of the sinus node. A survey. : monkey Bouman, The caveolae in rabbit sinus node 149-165, 1978. System with heart connections. the atrial tissue. I. , Leiden, pp. Viragh, S. and 183-196, 1980.

The changes of 8. each The activation of iK and the rapid inactivation of is repolarized the membrane to the maximum H. Irisawa and A. Noma 4-4- diastolic potential. The following pacemaker depolarization is caused both by gradual decay of iK and an increase of is. amplitude of reduction in Compared to the increase in is' iK was relatively small. 9 and d slightly increased during diastole. The i l significantly changed during cardiac cycle. In the present i l accelerated the pacemaker potential negative to -60 mV and decelerated model posi ti ve to this level.

System of the The sinoatrial node and the internodal Zeitschrift fuer Zellforschung, 145: 191-211, 1973. mammalian sinoatrial (SA) (Irisawa, 1972), available. rent node much information on the current systems in this tissue became From those studies it appeared that a number of different ionic cur- systems are involved: 1. , 1977), 2. , 1980), s 3. , 1979; Yanagihara and Irisawa, 1980), 4. the hyperpolarization-activated current, i h , (Yanagihara and Irisawa, 1980), and 5. the time-independent background current, il of unknown nature.

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