Calcium Dependence of the Inactivation of Calcium Currents in Skeletal Muscle Fibers of an Insect

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Science  10 Jul 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4504, pp. 224-226
DOI: 10.1126/science.213.4504.224


Calcium currents in skeletal muscle fibers of an insect, Carausius morosus, inactivate under depolarization. This inactivation depends on the current being carried across the membrane by calcium ions, rather than strontium or bariumions.