Changes of membrane resistance and membrane potentials by hyperpolarizing current stimulation in mouse unfertilized eggs

과분극 자극에 대한 mouse 미수정란의 세포막저항과 세포막전압의 변화

  • Hong, Seong-geun (Dept. of Physiology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kim, Ik-hyen (Dept. of Physiology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Cho, Young-deok (Dept. of Radiology, Kosin Medical School)
  • 홍성근 (경상대학교 의과대학 생리학교실) ;
  • 김익현 (경상대학교 의과대학 생리학교실) ;
  • 조영덕 (고신대학교 의학부 방사선과학교실)
  • Received : 1990.12.01
  • Published : 1991.01.31


For the observations of both the membrane properties and the excitability on the unfertilized eggs of female mice, changes of the membrane resistance and the membrane potential by hyerpolarizing current stimulation were recorded. As current-voltage relation was linear over the entire range (-180mV~+60mV), membrane resistance($R_m$) was calculated from the amplitude of electrotonic potential to a given stimulus current. Also the presence of anode-break excitation was confirmed. The results were as follows; 1. There was a linear relation between the membrane resistance and resting membrane potential, the expected input resistance was 61. 4M$\Omega$(resting membrane potential was $-18.9{\pm}8.7mV$, mean${\pm}$SD, n=30). 2. Transient depolarization with overshoot was generated just after hyperpolarizing current stimulus and showed the dependency of stimulus duration. 3. Transient depolarization lasted over 30ms, amplitude of these depolarization was increased by high $Ca^{{+}{+}}$(20mM) and inhibited by $Ca^{{+}{+}}$-antagonist, $Mn^{{+}{+}}$. 4. From the above results, it was suggested that the unfertilized mouse egg showed the characteristics of the excitable cell.