Neuronal Signaling Mechanisms | Pharmacokinetics & Drug Delivery | Neuropharmacology & Psychopharmacology | Anesthetic Mechanisms | General Pharmacology
Effect of propofol on acetylcholine release evoked by veratridine in rat hippocampus synaptosomes
15th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2012, 23 - 28 Mar 2012, P000
Acetylcholine (ACh) is a ubiquitous excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, involved in the regulation of consciousness, awakening, cognition, memory and sleep. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of propofol on ACh release induced by veratridine in rat hippocampus synaptosomes.
Propofol, at clinical and supraclinical concentrations, reduced veratridine- and KCl-evoked ACh release in rat hippocampus synaptosomes in a dose-dependent manner.
To investigate the mechanism by which propofol reduced the evoked release of ACh induced by veratridine and KCl.
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