Colchicine alters the nerve birefringence response

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Science  27 May 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4600, pp. 953-954
DOI: 10.1126/science.6302838


The internal perfusion of squid axons with colchicine reversibly and selectively reduces the transient sodium current and the birefringence response to a brief depolarizing voltage pulse.