Modern tendencies in the development of the patch-clamp technique: new opportunities for neuropharmacology and neurobiology

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The patch-clamp (PC) technique is the gold standard in studying processes that occur on the membranes of excitable cells, both in the physiological condition and in pathology. However, gaining this unique information is associated with certain difficulties. The technique is very labor intensive and requires highly qualified specialists and expensive equipment, which greatly limits its introduction into routine practice of a neurobiological laboratory. This article discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of PC as well as tendencies in improvement of the technique and its contribution to the development of neuropharmacology and neurobiology.

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Anton N. Shuvaev

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University named after Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0078-4733

Head, Research Institute of Molecular Medicine and Pathobiochemistry

Russian Federation, 660022, Krasnoyarsk, Partizan Zheleznyak str., 1

V. V. Salmin

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University named after Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky

Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk

N. V. Kuvacheva

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University named after Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky

Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk

E. A. Pozhilenkova

Krasnoyarsk State Medical University named after Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk

Аlla B. Salmina

Voyno-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University

Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk


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