Letter | Published:

Interaction between Curare and the Potassium Ion at the Motor End Plate

Nature volume 162, page 217 (07 August 1948) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

IN a previous paper1 evidence was presented that there is a relation between the curariform activity of an onium ion and the charge density on its quaternary central atom. A consideration of this theory and of the fact that the paralysing action of curare can be reversed by a fall of temperature2 led to an investigation of the antagonism between curare and the potassium ion3.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    , , and , Nature, 159, 86 (1947).

  2. 2.

    , , and , J. Physiol., 106, 21P (1947).

  3. 3.

    , and , Nature, 160, 603 (1947).

  4. 4.

    , Brit. J. Pharmacol., 1, 38 (1946).

  5. 5.

    , and , J. Physiol., 86, 290 (1936).

  6. 6.

    , and , Proc. Roy. Soc., B, 109, 337 (1932).

  7. 7.

    , , and , J. Neurophysiol, 5, 211 (1942).

  8. 8.

    , and , J. Neurophysiol., 10, 189 (1947).

  9. 9.

    , J. Physiol., 91, 4P (1937).

  10. 10.

    , and , J. Physiol., 89, 45 (1937).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Department of Pharmacology, King‘s College, University of London, Strand, London, W.C.2.

    • P. E. B. HOLMES
    • , D. J. JENDEN
    •  & D. B. TAYLOR

Authors

  1. Search for P. E. B. HOLMES in:

  2. Search for D. J. JENDEN in:

  3. Search for D. B. TAYLOR in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/162217a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.