The communication from a NEURON to a target (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) across a SYNAPSE. In chemical synaptic transmission, the presynaptic neuron releases a NEUROTRANSMITTER that diffuses across the synaptic cleft and binds to specific synaptic receptors, activating them. The activated receptors modulate specific ion channels and/or second-messenger systems in the postsynaptic cell. In electrical synaptic transmission, electrical signals are communicated as an ionic current flow across ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES.
Depolarization of membrane potentials at the SYNAPTIC MEMBRANES of target neurons during neurotransmission. Excitatory postsynaptic potentials can singly or in summation reach the trigger threshold for ACTION POTENTIALS.
Specialized junctions at which a neuron communicates with a target cell. At classical synapses, a neuron's presynaptic terminal releases a chemical transmitter stored in synaptic vesicles which diffuses across a narrow synaptic cleft and activates receptors on the postsynaptic membrane of the target cell. The target may be a dendrite, cell body, or axon of another neuron, or a specialized region of a muscle or secretory cell. Neurons may also communicate via direct electrical coupling with ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES. Several other non-synaptic chemical or electric signal transmitting processes occur via extracellular mediated interactions.
A curved elevation of GRAY MATTER extending the entire length of the floor of the TEMPORAL HORN of the LATERAL VENTRICLE (see also TEMPORAL LOBE). The hippocampus proper, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.
The distal terminations of axons which are specialized for the release of neurotransmitters. Also included are varicosities along the course of axons which have similar specializations and also release transmitters. Presynaptic terminals in both the central and peripheral nervous systems are included.
An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.
A non-essential amino acid naturally occurring in the L-form. Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by their affinity for the agonist AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid).
The capacity of the NERVOUS SYSTEM to change its reactivity as the result of successive activations.
The function of opposing or restraining the excitation of neurons or their target excitable cells.
A persistent increase in synaptic efficacy, usually induced by appropriate activation of the same synapses. The phenomenological properties of long-term potentiation suggest that it may be a cellular mechanism of learning and memory.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens. When transmission is within the same species, the mode can be horizontal or vertical (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
Drugs that bind to but do not activate excitatory amino acid receptors, thereby blocking the actions of agonists.
The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Hyperpolarization of membrane potentials at the SYNAPTIC MEMBRANES of target neurons during NEUROTRANSMISSION. They are local changes which diminish responsiveness to excitatory signals.
A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by affinity for N-methyl-D-aspartate. NMDA receptors have an allosteric binding site for glycine which must be occupied for the channel to open efficiently and a site within the channel itself to which magnesium ions bind in a voltage-dependent manner. The positive voltage dependence of channel conductance and the high permeability of the conducting channel to calcium ions (as well as to monovalent cations) are important in excitotoxicity and neuronal plasticity.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from one generation to another. It includes transmission in utero or intrapartum by exposure to blood and secretions, and postpartum exposure via breastfeeding.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
Electrical responses recorded from nerve, muscle, SENSORY RECEPTOR, or area of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM following stimulation. They range from less than a microvolt to several microvolts. The evoked potential can be auditory (EVOKED POTENTIALS, AUDITORY), somatosensory (EVOKED POTENTIALS, SOMATOSENSORY), visual (EVOKED POTENTIALS, VISUAL), or motor (EVOKED POTENTIALS, MOTOR), or other modalities that have been reported.
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
A potent excitatory amino acid antagonist with a preference for non-NMDA iontropic receptors. It is used primarily as a research tool.
Substances used for their pharmacological actions on any aspect of neurotransmitter systems. Neurotransmitter agents include agonists, antagonists, degradation inhibitors, uptake inhibitors, depleters, precursors, and modulators of receptor function.
Membrane-bound compartments which contain transmitter molecules. Synaptic vesicles are concentrated at presynaptic terminals. They actively sequester transmitter molecules from the cytoplasm. In at least some synapses, transmitter release occurs by fusion of these vesicles with the presynaptic membrane, followed by exocytosis of their contents.
The synapse between a neuron and a muscle.
Electron microscopy in which the ELECTRONS or their reaction products that pass down through the specimen are imaged below the plane of the specimen.
Drugs that bind to and activate excitatory amino acid receptors.
Cell-surface proteins that bind glutamate and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells. Glutamate receptors include ionotropic receptors (AMPA, kainate, and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors), which directly control ion channels, and metabotropic receptors which act through second messenger systems. Glutamate receptors are the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. They have also been implicated in the mechanisms of memory and of many diseases.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate GABA RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of endogenous GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID and GABA RECEPTOR AGONISTS.
Projection neurons in the CEREBRAL CORTEX and the HIPPOCAMPUS. Pyramidal cells have a pyramid-shaped soma with the apex and an apical dendrite pointed toward the pial surface and other dendrites and an axon emerging from the base. The axons may have local collaterals but also project outside their cortical region.
Cell surface proteins that bind glutamate and act through G-proteins to influence second messenger systems. Several types of metabotropic glutamate receptors have been cloned. They differ in pharmacology, distribution, and mechanisms of action.
The D-enantiomer is a potent and specific antagonist of NMDA glutamate receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE). The L form is inactive at NMDA receptors but may affect the AP4 (2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate; APB) excitatory amino acid receptors.
Postsynaptic potentials generated from a release of neurotransmitters from a presynaptic nerve terminal in the absence of an ACTION POTENTIAL. They may be m.e.p.p.s (miniature EXCITATORY POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIALS) or m.i.p.p.s (miniature INHIBITORY POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIALS).
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
The voltages across pre- or post-SYNAPTIC MEMBRANES.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).
An IBOTENIC ACID homolog and glutamate agonist. The compound is the defining agonist for the AMPA subtype of glutamate receptors (RECEPTORS, AMPA). It has been used as a radionuclide imaging agent but is more commonly used as an experimental tool in cell biological studies.
Cell surface proteins which bind GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID and contain an integral membrane chloride channel. Each receptor is assembled as a pentamer from a pool of at least 19 different possible subunits. The receptors belong to a superfamily that share a common CYSTEINE loop.
An isoquinoline alkaloid obtained from Dicentra cucullaria and other plants. It is a competitive antagonist for GABA-A receptors.
Most generally any NEURONS which are not motor or sensory. Interneurons may also refer to neurons whose AXONS remain within a particular brain region in contrast to projection neurons, which have axons projecting to other brain regions.
A persistent activity-dependent decrease in synaptic efficacy between NEURONS. It typically occurs following repeated low-frequency afferent stimulation, but it can be induced by other methods. Long-term depression appears to play a role in MEMORY.
Neurotransmitter receptors located on or near presynaptic terminals or varicosities. Presynaptic receptors which bind transmitter molecules released by the terminal itself are termed AUTORECEPTORS.
One of four subsections of the hippocampus described by Lorente de No, located furthest from the DENTATE GYRUS.
A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by their affinity for KAINIC ACID.
An aminoperhydroquinazoline poison found mainly in the liver and ovaries of fishes in the order TETRAODONTIFORMES, which are eaten. The toxin causes paresthesia and paralysis through interference with neuromuscular conduction.
A technique for maintenance or growth of animal organs in vitro. It refers to three-dimensional cultures of undisaggregated tissue retaining some or all of the histological features of the tissue in vivo. (Freshney, Culture of Animal Cells, 3d ed, p1)
A noncompetitive antagonist at GABA-A receptors and thus a convulsant. Picrotoxin blocks the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-activated chloride ionophore. Although it is most often used as a research tool, it has been used as a CNS stimulant and an antidote in poisoning by CNS depressants, especially the barbiturates.
CALCIUM CHANNELS that are concentrated in neural tissue. Omega toxins inhibit the actions of these channels by altering their voltage dependence.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Drugs used for their actions on any aspect of excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter systems. Included are drugs that act on excitatory amino acid receptors, affect the life cycle of excitatory amino acid transmitters, or affect the survival of neurons using excitatory amino acids.
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
A subset of GABA RECEPTORS that signal through their interaction with HETEROTRIMERIC G-PROTEINS.
An amino acid that, as the D-isomer, is the defining agonist for the NMDA receptor subtype of glutamate receptors (RECEPTORS, NMDA).
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
CALCIUM CHANNELS located in the neurons of the brain.
Axons of certain cells in the DENTATE GYRUS. They project to the polymorphic layer of the dentate gyrus and to the proximal dendrites of PYRAMIDAL CELLS of the HIPPOCAMPUS. These mossy fibers should not be confused with mossy fibers that are cerebellar afferents (see NERVE FIBERS).
Neurons in the SPINAL CORD DORSAL HORN whose cell bodies and processes are confined entirely to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. They receive collateral or direct terminations of dorsal root fibers. They send their axons either directly to ANTERIOR HORN CELLS or to the WHITE MATTER ascending and descending longitudinal fibers.
The part of the brain that connects the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES with the SPINAL CORD. It consists of the MESENCEPHALON; PONS; and MEDULLA OBLONGATA.
CALCIUM CHANNELS located within the PURKINJE CELLS of the cerebellum. They are involved in stimulation-secretion coupling of neurons.
A non-essential amino acid. It is found primarily in gelatin and silk fibroin and used therapeutically as a nutrient. It is also a fast inhibitory neurotransmitter.
Carbamate derivative used as an insecticide, acaricide, and nematocide.
Voltage-dependent cell membrane glycoproteins selectively permeable to calcium ions. They are categorized as L-, T-, N-, P-, Q-, and R-types based on the activation and inactivation kinetics, ion specificity, and sensitivity to drugs and toxins. The L- and T-types are present throughout the cardiovascular and central nervous systems and the N-, P-, Q-, & R-types are located in neuronal tissue.
Derivatives of BUTYRIC ACID that contain one or more amino groups attached to the aliphatic structure. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that include the aminobutryrate structure.
Cell membranes associated with synapses. Both presynaptic and postsynaptic membranes are included along with their integral or tightly associated specializations for the release or reception of transmitters.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate GABA-A RECEPTORS thereby blocking the actions of endogenous or exogenous GABA-A RECEPTOR AGONISTS.
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Extensions of the nerve cell body. They are short and branched and receive stimuli from other NEURONS.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
Cytoskeleton specialization at the cytoplasmic side of postsynaptic membrane in SYNAPSES. It is involved in neuronal signaling and NEURONAL PLASTICITY and comprised of GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS; scaffolding molecules (e.g., PSD95, PSD93), and other proteins (e.g., CaCMKII).
A broad-spectrum excitatory amino acid antagonist used as a research tool.
(2S-(2 alpha,3 beta,4 beta))-2-Carboxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-3-pyrrolidineacetic acid. Ascaricide obtained from the red alga Digenea simplex. It is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist at some types of excitatory amino acid receptors and has been used to discriminate among receptor types. Like many excitatory amino acid agonists it can cause neurotoxicity and has been used experimentally for that purpose.
An amino acid formed by cyclization of leucine. It has cytostatic, immunosuppressive and antineoplastic activities.
Venoms of arthropods of the order Araneida of the ARACHNIDA. The venoms usually contain several protein fractions, including ENZYMES, hemolytic, neurolytic, and other TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL.
An alkaloid found in the seeds of STRYCHNOS NUX-VOMICA. It is a competitive antagonist at glycine receptors and thus a convulsant. It has been used as an analeptic, in the treatment of nonketotic hyperglycinemia and sleep apnea, and as a rat poison.
The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.
A family of synaptic vesicle-associated proteins involved in the short-term regulation of NEUROTRANSMITTER release. Synapsin I, the predominant member of this family, links SYNAPTIC VESICLES to ACTIN FILAMENTS in the presynaptic nerve terminal. These interactions are modulated by the reversible PHOSPHORYLATION of synapsin I through various signal transduction pathways. The protein is also a substrate for cAMP- and CALCIUM-CALMODULIN-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES. It is believed that these functional properties are also shared by synapsin II.
The output neurons of the cerebellar cortex.
Substances used for their pharmacological actions on glycinergic systems. Glycinergic agents include agonists, antagonists, degradation or uptake inhibitors, depleters, precursors, and modulators of receptor function.
GRAY MATTER located in the dorsomedial part of the MEDULLA OBLONGATA associated with the solitary tract. The solitary nucleus receives inputs from most organ systems including the terminations of the facial, glossopharyngeal, and vagus nerves. It is a major coordinator of AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM regulation of cardiovascular, respiratory, gustatory, gastrointestinal, and chemoreceptive aspects of HOMEOSTASIS. The solitary nucleus is also notable for the large number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS which are found therein.
Almond-shaped group of basal nuclei anterior to the INFERIOR HORN OF THE LATERAL VENTRICLE of the TEMPORAL LOBE. The amygdala is part of the limbic system.
Cell-surface proteins that bind GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID with high affinity and trigger changes that influence the behavior of cells. GABA-A receptors control chloride channels formed by the receptor complex itself. They are blocked by bicuculline and usually have modulatory sites sensitive to benzodiazepines and barbiturates. GABA-B receptors act through G-proteins on several effector systems, are insensitive to bicuculline, and have a high affinity for L-baclofen.
A class of drugs that act by selective inhibition of calcium influx through cellular membranes.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID derivative that is a specific agonist of GABA-B RECEPTORS. It is used in the treatment of MUSCLE SPASTICITY, especially that due to SPINAL CORD INJURIES. Its therapeutic effects result from actions at spinal and supraspinal sites, generally the reduction of excitatory transmission.
A type of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY in which the object is examined directly by an extremely narrow electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point and using the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen to create the image. It should not be confused with SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.
Compounds that interact with and modulate the activity of CANNABINOID RECEPTORS.
The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.
One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors. Nicotinic receptors were originally distinguished by their preference for NICOTINE over MUSCARINE. They are generally divided into muscle-type and neuronal-type (previously ganglionic) based on pharmacology, and subunit composition of the receptors.
Cell surface receptors that bind GLYCINE with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. Glycine receptors in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM have an intrinsic chloride channel and are usually inhibitory.
Spiny processes on DENDRITES, each of which receives excitatory input from one nerve ending (NERVE ENDINGS). They are commonly found on PURKINJE CELLS and PYRAMIDAL CELLS.
A neurotoxic peptide, which is a cleavage product (VIa) of the omega-Conotoxin precursor protein contained in venom from the marine snail, CONUS geographus. It is an antagonist of CALCIUM CHANNELS, N-TYPE.
A class of drugs that act by inhibition of sodium influx through cell membranes. Blockade of sodium channels slows the rate and amplitude of initial rapid depolarization, reduces cell excitability, and reduces conduction velocity.
Clusters of neurons and their processes in the autonomic nervous system. In the autonomic ganglia, the preganglionic fibers from the central nervous system synapse onto the neurons whose axons are the postganglionic fibers innervating target organs. The ganglia also contain intrinsic neurons and supporting cells and preganglionic fibers passing through to other ganglia.
Neural tracts connecting one part of the nervous system with another.
A meshlike structure composed of interconnecting nerve cells that are separated at the synaptic junction or joined to one another by cytoplasmic processes. In invertebrates, for example, the nerve net allows nerve impulses to spread over a wide area of the net because synapses can pass information in any direction.
GRAY MATTER situated above the GYRUS HIPPOCAMPI. It is composed of three layers. The molecular layer is continuous with the HIPPOCAMPUS in the hippocampal fissure. The granular layer consists of closely arranged spherical or oval neurons, called GRANULE CELLS, whose AXONS pass through the polymorphic layer ending on the DENDRITES of PYRAMIDAL CELLS in the hippocampus.
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.
Fatty acid derivatives that have specificity for CANNABINOID RECEPTORS. They are structurally distinct from CANNABINOIDS and were originally discovered as a group of endogenous CANNABINOID RECEPTOR AGONISTS.
A subclass of cannabinoid receptor found primarily on central and peripheral NEURONS where it may play a role modulating NEUROTRANSMITTER release.
Gelatinous-appearing material in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, consisting chiefly of Golgi type II neurons and some larger nerve cells.
A MARVEL domain-containing protein found in the presynaptic vesicles of NEURONS and NEUROENDOCRINE CELLS. It is commonly used as an immunocytochemical marker for neuroendocrine differentiation.
Cell surface receptors that bind signalling molecules released by neurons and convert these signals into intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Neurotransmitter is used here in its most general sense, including not only messengers that act to regulate ion channels, but also those which act on second messenger systems and those which may act at a distance from their release sites. Included are receptors for neuromodulators, neuroregulators, neuromediators, and neurohumors, whether or not located at synapses.
Inorganic or organic derivatives of phosphinic acid, H2PO(OH). They include phosphinates and phosphinic acid esters.
OXAZINES with a fused BENZENE ring.
A pathway of fibers that originates in the lateral part of the ENTORHINAL CORTEX, perforates the SUBICULUM of the HIPPOCAMPUS, and runs into the stratum moleculare of the hippocampus, where these fibers synapse with others that go to the DENTATE GYRUS where the pathway terminates. It is also known as the perforating fasciculus.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
Chemicals that bind to and remove ions from solutions. Many chelating agents function through the formation of COORDINATION COMPLEXES with METALS.
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Catalyzes the ATP-dependent PHOSPHORYLATION of GMP to generate GDP and ADP.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that bind to and activate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors (RECEPTORS, GABA).
Branch-like terminations of NERVE FIBERS, sensory or motor NEURONS. Endings of sensory neurons are the beginnings of afferent pathway to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Endings of motor neurons are the terminals of axons at the muscle cells. Nerve endings which release neurotransmitters are called PRESYNAPTIC TERMINALS.
A subtype of ADENOSINE RECEPTOR that is found expressed in a variety of tissues including the BRAIN and DORSAL HORN NEURONS. The receptor is generally considered to be coupled to the GI, INHIBITORY G-PROTEIN which causes down regulation of CYCLIC AMP.
Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.
Clusters of neuronal cell bodies in invertebrates. Invertebrate ganglia may also contain neuronal processes and non-neuronal supporting cells. Many invertebrate ganglia are favorable subjects for research because they have small numbers of functional neuronal types which can be identified from one animal to another.
Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a peripheral part toward a nerve center.
Signal transduction mechanisms whereby calcium mobilization (from outside the cell or from intracellular storage pools) to the cytoplasm is triggered by external stimuli. Calcium signals are often seen to propagate as waves, oscillations, spikes, sparks, or puffs. The calcium acts as an intracellular messenger by activating calcium-responsive proteins.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A subsection of the hippocampus, described by Lorente de No, that is located between the HIPPOCAMPUS CA2 FIELD and the DENTATE GYRUS.
A family of vesicular neurotransmitter transporter proteins that sequester the inhibitory neurotransmitters GLYCINE; GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID; and possibly GAMMA-HYDROXYBUTYRATE into SECRETORY VESICLES.
A neuropeptide toxin from the venom of the funnel web spider, Agelenopsis aperta. It inhibits CALCIUM CHANNELS, P-TYPE by altering the voltage-dependent gating so that very large depolarizations are needed for channel opening. It also inhibits CALCIUM CHANNELS, Q-TYPE.
Protein analogs and derivatives of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein that emit light (FLUORESCENCE) when excited with ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They are used in REPORTER GENES in doing GENETIC TECHNIQUES. Numerous mutants have been made to emit other colors or be sensitive to pH.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Cellular release of material within membrane-limited vesicles by fusion of the vesicles with the CELL MEMBRANE.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.
Single chains of amino acids that are the units of multimeric PROTEINS. Multimeric proteins can be composed of identical or non-identical subunits. One or more monomeric subunits may compose a protomer which itself is a subunit structure of a larger assembly.
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Two-ring crystalline hydrocarbons isolated from coal tar. They are used as intermediates in chemical synthesis, as insect repellents, fungicides, lubricants, preservatives, and, formerly, as topical antiseptics.
A superfamily of various freshwater CRUSTACEA, in the infraorder Astacidea, comprising the crayfish. Common genera include Astacus and Procambarus. Crayfish resemble lobsters, but are usually much smaller.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and an INFECTION. The infection may precede or follow FERTILIZATION.
Slender processes of NEURONS, including the AXONS and their glial envelopes (MYELIN SHEATH). Nerve fibers conduct nerve impulses to and from the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A family of vesicular transport proteins characterized by an N-terminal transmembrane region and two C-terminal calcium-binding domains.
The study of PHYSICAL PHENOMENA and PHYSICAL PROCESSES as applied to living things.
A member of the nerve growth factor family of trophic factors. In the brain BDNF has a trophic action on retinal, cholinergic, and dopaminergic neurons, and in the peripheral nervous system it acts on both motor and sensory neurons. (From Kendrew, The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994)
A vesicular glutamate transporter protein that is predominately expressed in TELENCEPHALON of the BRAIN.
A family of hexahydropyridines.
A nucleoside that is composed of ADENINE and D-RIBOSE. Adenosine or adenosine derivatives play many important biological roles in addition to being components of DNA and RNA. Adenosine itself is a neurotransmitter.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
Central gray matter surrounding the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT in the MESENCEPHALON. Physiologically it is probably involved in RAGE reactions, the LORDOSIS REFLEX; FEEDING responses, bladder tonus, and pain.
A chelating agent relatively more specific for calcium and less toxic than EDETIC ACID.
Derivatives of GLUTAMIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the 2-aminopentanedioic acid structure.
Purine bases found in body tissues and fluids and in some plants.
The largest portion of the CEREBRAL CORTEX in which the NEURONS are arranged in six layers in the mammalian brain: molecular, external granular, external pyramidal, internal granular, internal pyramidal and multiform layers.
Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.
Specialized junctions between NEURONS which connect the cytoplasm of one neuron to another allowing direct passage of an ion current.
Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.
Pinched-off nerve endings and their contents of vesicles and cytoplasm together with the attached subsynaptic area of the membrane of the post-synaptic cell. They are largely artificial structures produced by fractionation after selective centrifugation of nervous tissue homogenates.
The brain stem nucleus that receives the central input from the cochlear nerve. The cochlear nucleus is located lateral and dorsolateral to the inferior cerebellar peduncles and is functionally divided into dorsal and ventral parts. It is tonotopically organized, performs the first stage of central auditory processing, and projects (directly or indirectly) to higher auditory areas including the superior olivary nuclei, the medial geniculi, the inferior colliculi, and the auditory cortex.
The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.
Surface ligands that mediate cell-to-cell adhesion and function in the assembly and interconnection of the vertebrate nervous system. These molecules promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism. These are not to be confused with NEURAL CELL ADHESION MOLECULES, now known to be expressed in a variety of tissues and cell types in addition to nervous tissue.
Compounds that bind to and block the stimulation of PURINERGIC P1 RECEPTORS.
The action of a drug that may affect the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of another drug.
Synthesized from endogenous epinephrine and norepinephrine in vivo. It is found in brain, blood, CSF, and urine, where its concentrations are used to measure catecholamine turnover.
Common name for the only family (Petromyzontidae) of eellike fish in the order Petromyzontiformes. They are jawless but have a sucking mouth with horny teeth.
NEURAL PATHWAYS and connections within the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, beginning at the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the AUDITORY CORTEX.
Paired bodies containing mostly GRAY MATTER and forming part of the lateral wall of the THIRD VENTRICLE of the brain.
Plant extracts from several species, including genera STRYCHNOS and Chondodendron, which contain TETRAHYDROISOQUINOLINES that produce PARALYSIS of skeletal muscle. These extracts are toxic and must be used with the administration of artificial respiration.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Physical forces and actions in living things.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A superfamily of small proteins which are involved in the MEMBRANE FUSION events, intracellular protein trafficking and secretory processes. They share a homologous SNARE motif. The SNARE proteins are divided into subfamilies: QA-SNARES; QB-SNARES; QC-SNARES; and R-SNARES. The formation of a SNARE complex (composed of one each of the four different types SNARE domains (Qa, Qb, Qc, and R)) mediates MEMBRANE FUSION. Following membrane fusion SNARE complexes are dissociated by the NSFs (N-ETHYLMALEIMIDE-SENSITIVE FACTORS), in conjunction with SOLUBLE NSF ATTACHMENT PROTEIN, i.e., SNAPs (no relation to SNAP 25.)
Heterocyclic compounds of a ring with SULFUR and two NITROGEN atoms fused to a BENZENE ring. Members inhibit SODIUM-POTASSIUM-CHLORIDE SYMPORTERS and are used as DIURETICS.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
ANIMALS whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING, or their offspring.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
Common name for Carassius auratus, a type of carp (CARPS).
A species of European freshwater LEECHES used for BLOODLETTING in ancient times and also for LEECHING in modern times.
Striped GRAY MATTER and WHITE MATTER consisting of the NEOSTRIATUM and paleostriatum (GLOBUS PALLIDUS). It is located in front of and lateral to the THALAMUS in each cerebral hemisphere. The gray substance is made up of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and the lentiform nucleus (the latter consisting of the GLOBUS PALLIDUS and PUTAMEN). The WHITE MATTER is the INTERNAL CAPSULE.
Compounds with three aromatic rings in linear arrangement with an OXYGEN in the center ring.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
Clusters of multipolar neurons surrounded by a capsule of loosely organized CONNECTIVE TISSUE located outside the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Diseases of non-human animals that may be transmitted to HUMANS or may be transmitted from humans to non-human animals.
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) that are known vectors of MALARIA.
A genus of small, two-winged flies containing approximately 900 described species. These organisms are the most extensively studied of all genera from the standpoint of genetics and cytology.
The opening and closing of ion channels due to a stimulus. The stimulus can be a change in membrane potential (voltage-gated), drugs or chemical transmitters (ligand-gated), or a mechanical deformation. Gating is thought to involve conformational changes of the ion channel which alters selective permeability.
CALCIUM CHANNELS located in the neurons of the brain. They are inhibited by the marine snail toxin, omega conotoxin MVIIC.
The ability of a substrate to allow the passage of ELECTRONS.
Mice which carry mutant genes for neurologic defects or abnormalities.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system including the paravertebral and the prevertebral ganglia. Among these are the sympathetic chain ganglia, the superior, middle, and inferior cervical ganglia, and the aorticorenal, celiac, and stellate ganglia.
A class of G-protein-coupled receptors that are specific for CANNABINOIDS such as those derived from CANNABIS. They also bind a structurally distinct class of endogenous factors referred to as ENDOCANNABINOIDS. The receptor class may play a role in modulating the release of signaling molecules such as NEUROTRANSMITTERS and CYTOKINES.
Neural nuclei situated in the septal region. They have afferent and cholinergic efferent connections with a variety of FOREBRAIN and BRAIN STEM areas including the HIPPOCAMPAL FORMATION, the LATERAL HYPOTHALAMUS, the tegmentum, and the AMYGDALA. Included are the dorsal, lateral, medial, and triangular septal nuclei, septofimbrial nucleus, nucleus of diagonal band, nucleus of anterior commissure, and the nucleus of stria terminalis.
The largest and uppermost of the paravertebral sympathetic ganglia.
Drugs that bind to nicotinic cholinergic receptors (RECEPTORS, NICOTINIC) and block the actions of acetylcholine or cholinergic agonists. Nicotinic antagonists block synaptic transmission at autonomic ganglia, the skeletal neuromuscular junction, and at central nervous system nicotinic synapses.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
The phylogenetically newer part of the CORPUS STRIATUM consisting of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and PUTAMEN. It is often called simply the striatum.
A broad category of proteins involved in the formation, transport and dissolution of TRANSPORT VESICLES. They play a role in the intracellular transport of molecules contained within membrane vesicles. Vesicular transport proteins are distinguished from MEMBRANE TRANSPORT PROTEINS, which move molecules across membranes, by the mode in which the molecules are transported.
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.

Developmental synaptic changes increase the range of integrative capabilities of an identified excitatory neocortical connection. (1/11810)

Excitatory synaptic transmission between pyramidal cells and fast-spiking (FS) interneurons of layer V of the motor cortex was investigated in acute slices by using paired recordings at 30 degrees C combined with morphological analysis. The presynaptic and postsynaptic properties at these identified central synapses were compared between 3- and 5-week-old rats. At these two postnatal developmental stages, unitary EPSCs were mediated by the activation of AMPA receptors with fast kinetics at a holding potential of -72 mV. The amplitude distribution analysis of the EPSCs indicates that, at both stages, pyramidal-FS connections consisted of multiple functional release sites. The apparent quantal size obtained by decreasing the external calcium ([Ca2+]e) varied from 11 to 29 pA near resting membrane potential. In young rats, pairs of presynaptic action potentials elicited unitary synaptic responses that displayed paired-pulse depression at all tested frequencies. In older animals, inputs from different pyramidal cells onto the same FS interneuron had different paired-pulse response characteristics and, at most of these connections, a switch from depression to facilitation occurred when decreasing the rate of presynaptic stimulation. The balance between facilitation and depression endows pyramidal-FS connections from 5-week-old animals with wide integrative capabilities and confers unique functional properties to each synapse.  (+info)

Modulation of long-term synaptic depression in visual cortex by acetylcholine and norepinephrine. (2/11810)

In a slice preparation of rat visual cortex, we discovered that paired-pulse stimulation (PPS) elicits a form of homosynaptic long-term depression (LTD) in the superficial layers when carbachol (CCh) or norepinephrine (NE) is applied concurrently. PPS by itself, or CCh and NE in the absence of synaptic stimulation, produced no lasting change. The LTD induced by PPS in the presence of NE or CCh is of comparable magnitude with that obtained with prolonged low-frequency stimulation (LFS) but requires far fewer stimulation pulses (40 vs 900). The cholinergic facilitation of LTD was blocked by atropine and pirenzepine, suggesting involvement of M1 receptors. The noradrenergic facilitation of LTD was blocked by urapidil and was mimicked by methoxamine, suggesting involvement of alpha1 receptors. beta receptor agonists and antagonists were without effect. Induction of LTD by PPS was inhibited by NMDA receptor blockers (completely in the case of NE; partially in the case of CCh), suggesting that one action of the modulators is to control the gain of NMDA receptor-dependent homosynaptic LTD in visual cortex. We propose that this is a mechanism by which cholinergic and noradrenergic inputs to the neocortex modulate naturally occurring receptive field plasticity.  (+info)

Activity-dependent metaplasticity of inhibitory and excitatory synaptic transmission in the lamprey spinal cord locomotor network. (3/11810)

Paired intracellular recordings have been used to examine the activity-dependent plasticity and neuromodulator-induced metaplasticity of synaptic inputs from identified inhibitory and excitatory interneurons in the lamprey spinal cord. Trains of spikes at 5-20 Hz were used to mimic the frequency of spiking that occurs in network interneurons during NMDA or brainstem-evoked locomotor activity. Inputs from inhibitory and excitatory interneurons exhibited similar activity-dependent changes, with synaptic depression developing during the spike train. The level of depression reached was greater with lower stimulation frequencies. Significant activity-dependent depression of inputs from excitatory interneurons and inhibitory crossed caudal interneurons, which are central elements in the patterning of network activity, usually developed between the fifth and tenth spikes in the train. Because these interneurons typically fire bursts of up to five spikes during locomotor activity, this activity-dependent plasticity will presumably not contribute to the patterning of network activity. However, in the presence of the neuromodulators substance P and 5-HT, significant activity-dependent metaplasticity of these inputs developed over the first five spikes in the train. Substance P induced significant activity-dependent depression of inhibitory but potentiation of excitatory interneuron inputs, whereas 5-HT induced significant activity-dependent potentiation of both inhibitory and excitatory interneuron inputs. Because these metaplastic effects are consistent with the substance P and 5-HT-induced modulation of the network output, activity-dependent metaplasticity could be a potential mechanism underlying the coordination and modulation of rhythmic network activity.  (+info)

even-skipped determines the dorsal growth of motor axons in Drosophila. (4/11810)

Axon pathfinding and target choice are governed by cell type-specific responses to external cues. Here, we show that in the Drosophila embryo, motorneurons with targets in the dorsal muscle field express the homeobox gene even-skipped and that this expression is necessary and sufficient to direct motor axons into the dorsal muscle field. Previously, it was shown that motorneurons projecting to ventral targets express the LIM homeobox gene islet, which is sufficient to direct axons to the ventral muscle field. Thus, even-skipped complements the function of islet, and together these two genes constitute a bimodal switch regulating axonal growth and directing motor axons to ventral or to dorsal regions of the muscle field.  (+info)

Comparative effects of methylmercury on parallel-fiber and climbing-fiber responses of rat cerebellar slices. (5/11810)

The environmental neurotoxicant methylmercury (MeHg) causes profound disruption of cerebellar function. Previous studies have shown that acute exposure to MeHg impairs synaptic transmission in both the peripheral and central nervous systems. However, the effects of MeHg on cerebellar synaptic function have never been examined. In the present study, effects of acute exposure to MeHg on synaptic transmission between parallel fibers or climbing fibers and Purkinje cells were compared in 300- to 350-microm cerebellar slices by using extracellular and intracellular microelectrode-recording techniques. Field potentials of parallel-fiber volleys (PFVs) and the associated postsynaptic responses (PSRs) were recorded in the molecular layer by stimulating the parallel fibers in transverse cerebellar slices. The climbing-fiber responses were also recorded in the molecular layer by stimulating white matter in sagittal cerebellar slices. At 20, 100, and 500 microM, MeHg reduced the amplitude of both PFVs and the associated PSRs to complete block, however, it blocked PSRs more rapidly than PFVs. MeHg also decreased the amplitudes of climbing-fiber responses to complete block. For all responses, an initial increase in amplitude preceded MeHg-induced suppression. Intracellular recordings of excitatory postsynaptic potentials of Purkinje cells were compared before and after MeHg. At 100 microM and 20 microM, MeHg blocked the Na+-dependent, fast somatic spikes and Ca++-dependent, slow dendritic spike bursts. MeHg also hyperpolarized and then depolarized Purkinje cell membranes, suppressed current conduction from parallel fibers or climbing fibers to dendrites of Purkinje cells, and blocked synaptically activated local responses. MeHg switched the pattern of repetitive firing of Purkinje cells generated spontaneously or by depolarizing current injection at Purkinje cell soma from predominantly Na+-dependent, fast somatic spikes to predominantly Ca++-dependent, low amplitude, slow dendritic spike bursts. Thus, acute exposure to MeHg causes a complex pattern of effects on cerebellar synaptic transmission, with apparent actions on both neuronal excitability and chemical synaptic transmission.  (+info)

Impairment of neocortical long-term potentiation in mice deficient of endothelial nitric oxide synthase. (6/11810)

The role of the possible retrograde messenger nitric oxide (NO) in the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) was studied in supragranular layers of somatosensory cortical slices obtained from adult mice. High-frequency stimulation produced a slowly rising, long-lasting (50 min) and significant (P < 0.001) increase in the extracellular synaptic response by 23%. The induction of LTP was independent from activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, but prevented by bath application of NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), indicating that one or several of the different NO synthases (NOS) produced NO within the postsynaptic neuron. No LTP could be induced in knockout mice lacking the endothelial NOS (eNOS) isoform. These data suggest that eNOS is involved in an NMDA receptor-independent form of LTP in the rodent cerebral cortex.  (+info)

Actions of a pair of identified cerebral-buccal interneurons (CBI-8/9) in Aplysia that contain the peptide myomodulin. (7/11810)

A combination of biocytin back-fills of the cerebral-buccal connectives and immunocytochemistry of the cerebral ganglion demonstrated that of the 13 bilateral pairs of cerebral-buccal interneurons in the cerebral ganglion, a subpopulation of 3 are immunopositive for the peptide myomodulin. The present paper describes the properties of two of these cells, which we have termed CBI-8 and CBI-9. CBI-8 and CBI-9 were found to be dye coupled and electrically coupled. The cells have virtually identical properties, and consequently we consider them to be "twin" pairs and refer to them as CBI-8/9. CBI-8/9 were identified by electrophysiological criteria and then labeled with dye. Labeled cells were found to be immunopositive for myomodulin, and, using high pressure liquid chromatography, the cells were shown to contain authentic myomodulin. CBI-8/9 were found to receive synaptic input after mechanical stimulation of the tentacles. They also received excitatory input from C-PR, a neuron involved in neck lengthening, and received a slow inhibitory input from CC5, a cell involved in neck shortening, suggesting that CBI-8/9 may be active during forward movements of the head or buccal mass. Firing of CBI-8 or CBI-9 resulted in the activation of a relatively small number of buccal neurons as evidenced by extracellular recordings from buccal nerves. Firing also produced local movements of the buccal mass, in particular a strong contraction of the I7 muscle, which mediates radula opening. CBI-8/9 were found to produce a slow depolarization and rhythmic activity of B48, the motor neuron for the I7 muscle. The data provide continuing evidence that the small population of cerebral buccal interneurons is composed of neurons that are highly diverse in their functional roles. CBI-8/9 may function as a type of premotor neuron, or perhaps as a peptidergic modulatory neuron, the functions of which are dependent on the coactivity of other neurons.  (+info)

Voltage-dependent properties of dendrites that eliminate location-dependent variability of synaptic input. (8/11810)

We examined the hypothesis that voltage-dependent properties of dendrites allow for the accurate transfer of synaptic information to the soma independent of synapse location. This hypothesis is motivated by experimental evidence that dendrites contain a complex array of voltage-gated channels. How these channels affect synaptic integration is unknown. One hypothesized role for dendritic voltage-gated channels is to counteract passive cable properties, rendering all synapses electrotonically equidistant from the soma. With dendrites modeled as passive cables, the effect a synapse exerts at the soma depends on dendritic location (referred to as location-dependent variability of the synaptic input). In this theoretical study we used a simplified three-compartment model of a neuron to determine the dendritic voltage-dependent properties required for accurate transfer of synaptic information to the soma independent of synapse location. A dendrite that eliminates location-dependent variability requires three components: 1) a steady-state, voltage-dependent inward current that together with the passive leak current provides a net outward current and a zero slope conductance at depolarized potentials, 2) a fast, transient, inward current that compensates for dendritic membrane capacitance, and 3) both alpha amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid- and N-methyl-D-aspartate-like synaptic conductances that together permit synapses to behave as ideal current sources. These components are consistent with the known properties of dendrites. In addition, these results indicate that a dendrite designed to eliminate location-dependent variability also actively back-propagates somatic action potentials.  (+info)

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Autocorrelations in recorded spike trains suggest redundant representation of information (Barlow, 1961; Atick, 1992). We have shown that activity-dependent, stochastic synaptic transmission can reduce this redundancy by removing autocorrelations (Figs. 2, 3, 5). The tuning of synaptic time constants does not need to be precise to achieve a significant decorrelating effect (Figs. 2, 5). Although decorrelation is not strictly equivalent to information maximization, it is an effective method of compressing the information in a redundant signal. Furthermore, activity-dependent failures reduce total transmissions, allowing for a more efficient use of synaptic resources. In studying the optimal decoding of bursty spike trains recorded from area MT during motion discrimination, Bair et al. (1994) found that the best prediction of a monkeys responses was obtained when individual spikes and individual bursts were weighted equally. This finding could reflect transmission through synapses with a strong ...
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Previous work suggests that interactions of syntaxin with calcium channels are functionally important in active zones (Catterall, 1999; Mochida, 2000; Teng et al., 2001; Atlas, 2001). Presynaptic Ca2+ channels bind syntaxin, and this interaction may serve to localize the source for Ca2+ ions near the Ca2+ sensor, increasing the efficiency of transmitter release (Mochida et al., 1996; Rettig et al., 1997). Syntaxin also increases calcium channel inactivation, potentially reducing transmitter release, and this inhibitory effect is relieved by other SNARE proteins and synaptotagmin (Bezprozvanny et al., 1995; Smirnova et al., 1995; Wiser et al., 1996; Sutton et al., 1999; Zhong et al., 1999; Bergsman and Tsien, 2000; Degtiar et al., 2000; Jarvis et al., 2000, 2002; Zamponi, 2003). How would these apparently opposing actions affect synaptic transmission in vivo? At control synapses, some Ca2+ channels in the active zone are associated with a docked vesicle. At sites at which vesicles are docked, we ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Astrocytes process synaptic information. AU - Araque, Alfonso. PY - 2008/2. Y1 - 2008/2. N2 - Astrocytes were classically considered as simple supportive cells for neurons without a significant role in information processing by the nervous system. However, considerable amounts of evidence obtained by several groups during the past years demonstrated the existence of a bidirectional communication between astrocytes and neurons, which prompted a re-examination of the role of astrocytes in the physiology of the nervous system. While neurons base their excitability on electrical signals generated across the membrane, astrocytes base their cellular excitability on variations of the Ca2+ concentration in the cytosol. This article discusses our current knowledge of the properties of the synaptically evoked astrocyte Ca2+ signal, which reveals that astrocytes display integrative properties for synaptic information processing. Astrocytes respond selectively to different axon pathways, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Muscarinic depression of excitatory synaptic transmission mediated by the presynaptic M3 receptors in the rat neostriatum. AU - Hsu, Kuei Sen. AU - Huang, Chiung Chun. AU - Gean, Po Wu. PY - 1995/9/8. Y1 - 1995/9/8. N2 - The effect of carbachol on the excitatory synaptic transmission was studied in rat neostriatal neurons using intracellular and whole-cell voltage clamp-recording methods. Depolarizing excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs) were evoked by cortical stimulation. Superfusion of carbachol (0.01-3 μM) reversibly decreases the EPSP amplitude in a concentration-dependent manner and with an estimated IC50 of 0.3 μM. While, neither the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA, 100 μM)- nor (±)-α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA, 100 μM)-induced response was affected by carbachol (0.1 μM). In addition, the inhibitory effect induced by carbachol at a low concentration of 0.1 μM. was attenuated by 4-diphenylacetoxy-N,N-methyl-piperidine (4-DAMP), a ...
Glutamate is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. The precise control of extracellular glutamate is crucial for the maintenance of normal synaptic transmission and the prevention of excitotoxicity. High-affinity glutamate transporters ensure termination of glutamatergic neurotransmission and keep the synaptic glutamate concentration below excitotoxic levels. In layer III, a region that is especially prone to cell damage in Alzheimers disease, schizophrenia and epilepsy, and layer V of the medial entorhinal cortex (mEC) effects of blocking glutamate uptake on excitatory synaptic transmission were studied. Extracellular recordings in rat brain slices revealed that application of glutamate uptake inhibitors significantly reduced stimulus-induced negative field potentials in both, layer III and V of the mEC. This effect showed no significant differences in both layers suggesting a similar glutamate regulation in layer III and V. Therefore, only layer III ...
Chemical transmission: There are two classic preparations for the study of chemical transmission at the synapse. One is the vertebrate neuromuscular junction, and the other is the giant synapse of the squid Loligo. These sites have the advantage of being readily accessible for recording by…
The complex series of events making up neuromuscular transmission is subject to interference at several steps. Presynaptic blockade of the neuromuscular junction can occur if calcium does not enter the presynaptic terminal to participate in migration and emptying of the synaptic vesicles. The drug hemicholinium interferes with choline uptake by the presynaptic terminal and, thus, results in the depletion of ACh. Botulinum toxin interferes with ACh release. This bacterial toxin is used to treat focal dystonias (see Clinical Focus Box 9.1).. Postsynaptic blockade can result from a variety of circumstances. Drugs that partially mimic the action of ACh can be effective blockers. Derivatives of curare, originally used as arrow poison in South America, bind tightly to ACh receptors. This binding does not result in opening of the ion channels, however, and the endplate potential is reduced in proportion to the number of receptors occupied by curare. Muscle paralysis results. Although the muscle can be ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Evidence for activity-dependent modulation of sensory-terminal excitability in spindles by glutamate release from synaptic-like vesicles. AU - Banks, Robert W. AU - Bewick, Guy Smith. AU - Richardson, Christine. AU - Reid, Brian. PY - 2002/1/1. Y1 - 2002/1/1. N2 - Sensory terminals of muscle spindles and similar mechanosensory neurons contain large numbers of 50 nm, synaptic-like vesicles (SLVs), about whose role very little is known. Using fluorescence microscopy, immunocytochemistry and electrophysiological recording, we present evidence that SLVs undergo a recycling process, and that they release glutamate that has an autogenic excitatory effect on mechanosensory transduction, probably involving a metabotropic receptor linked to phospholipase D. The rate of recycling of SLVs is activity dependent, at least in part, as shown by an increased rate of destaining of preparations labelled with FMI-43 during high-frequency, small-amplitude vibration. Immunogold labelling showed ...
Zinc (ionic form Zn2+) is a common trace element in the forebrain, and is especially enriched in the hippocampus, a brain structure important for learning and memory. A large amount of vesicular Zn2+ which is thought to be released upon presynaptic depolarisation is found at synapses formed by the axons of dentate granule cells (GCs), known as mossy fibres (MFs). Zn2+ inhibits NMDA and GABAA receptors (NMDAR and GABAAR) at mono-synaptic inputs between MFs and CA3 pyramidal neurons but its role in synaptic integration in the dentate gyrus remains elusive. Whole-cell recordings were obtained from GCs held in voltage-clamp in acute rat hippocampal slices. One tungsten electrode was positioned in stratum lucidum (SL) of CA3b to activate MFs and another in stratum granulosum (SG) to directly stimulate dentate interneurons. Evoked synaptic currents were blocked by superfusion of the GABAAR antagonist bicuculline implying that they were mediated by GABAARs. In contrast, the AMPA/kainate receptor ...
The ACC is an area that receives direct and indirect inputs from other cortices including thalamus, hippocampus and amygdala[1]. The signaling pathways for synaptic long-term potentiation (LTP) in the ACC begins with glutamatergic excitation from an injury . Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in ACC. When glutamate binds to postsynaptic α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors (AMPAr), the AMPAr undergo conformational changes to form Na+ channels. This opening of Na+ channels by conformational changes of AMPAr causes influx of Na+, and creates excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs). When enough EPSPs summate and depolarize the postsynaptic membrane,The magnesium block on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is removed, and NMDA receptors are activated. The activated NMDA receptors allow influx of Ca2+. The intracellular Ca2+ binds to Calmodulin (CaM) and activates CaM- stimulated adenylyl cyclae (AC1) and Ca2+/CaM dependent protein kinases ...
Synaptic transmission is the mechanism of information transfer from one neuron to another (or from a neuron to a muscle or to an endocrine cell). An important step in this physiological process is the stochastic release of neurotransmitter from vesicles that fuse with the presynaptic membrane and spill their contents into the synaptic cleft. We are concerned here with the formulation, analysis, and simulation of a mathematical model that describes the stochastic docking, undocking, and release of synaptic vesicles and their effect on synaptic signal transmission. The focus of this paper is on the parameter p(0), the probability of release for each docked vesicle when an action potential arrives. We study the influence of this parameter on the statistics of the release process and on the theoretical capability of the model synapse in reconstructing various desired outputs based on the timing and amount of neurotransmitter release. This theoretical capability is assessed by formulating and solving ...
We sought to measure how the activity of the network alters information flow from inputs to output patterns. Information handling by the network reflected the degree of internal connectivity. ... With greater connectivity strength, the recurrent network translated activity and information due to contribution of activity from intrinsic network dynamics. ... At still higher internal synaptic strength, the network corrupted the external information, producing a state where little external information came through. The association of increased information retrieved from the network with increased gamma power supports the notion of gamma oscillations playing a role in information processing ...
Glutamate is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and it is implicated in neural transmission, learning, memory processes and neuronal plasticity. In the glutamatergic synapse two main components are present; the glutamate receptors and the glutamate transporters. The receptors, the NMDA, AMPA, kainite and the metabotroptic receptors, are responsible for conveying neural transmission, including long term potentiation (LTP), synaptic strengthening and modification. The transporters, located to the neuronal membrane and to the membranes of surrounding astrocytes, regulates the extracellular concentration of glutamate and thereby the duration of the synaptic signal.. Alterations in both receptor and transporter systems have been suggested to be important in the pathogenesis of several acute and chronic nervous system diseases, such as psychosis, mood disorders, epilepsy, Parkinsons disease and Alzheimers disease. The pathophysiology of these disorders is not yet ...
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The pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders is often expressed early in infancy and toddlerhood. Mouse models of syndromic disorders have provided insight regarding mechanisms of action, but most studies have focused on characterization in juveniles and adults. Insight into developmental trajectories, particularly related to circuit and synaptic function, likely will yield important information regarding disorder pathogenesis that leads to symptom progression. Chromosome 16p11.2 microdeletion is one of the most common copy number variations associated with a spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders. Yet, how haploinsufficiency of chr16p11.2 affects early synaptic maturation and function is unknown. To address this knowledge gap, the present study focused on three key components of circuit formation and function-basal synaptic transmission, local circuit function, and maturation of glutamatergic synapses -in developing hippocampal CA1 neurons in a chr16p11.2 microdeletion mouse model. The ...
A multitude of different serotonin (5-HT) receptor types are expressed in the hippocampus, but the identity of receptors actually mediating the physiological response to endogenous 5-HT has not been determined. We combined pharmacologically induced release of 5-HT with patch-clamp recordings on disinhibited rat CA1 minislices to determine effects of endogenous 5-HT on the excitability of pyramidal neurons and synaptic transmission among them. We found that application of 5-HT releasers, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) or p-methylthioamphetamine, at concentrations ranging from 2 to 50 microm, reduced the excitatory synaptic transmission between CA1 pyramidal neurons without altering their basal electrical properties. This effect of MDMA was blocked by the selective 5-HT1B antagonist GR 55562, was dependent on endogenous 5-HT content and was mediated by presynaptically located, pertussis-toxin sensitive mechanisms. We found no other MDMA effects in our preparation, which indicates that ...
AMPA-type glutamate receptors are tetrameric ion channels that mediate fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain. When agonists occupy the binding domain of individual receptor subunits, this domain closes, triggering rearrangements that couple agonist binding to channel opening. …
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Proteins phosphorylation plays an essential role in regulating synaptic transmission and plasticity. regulator of vesicle trafficking after endocytosis. These results contrast with those at the neuromuscular junction where OA enhances lateral movement of vesicles between distinct vesicle clusters. Thus, our results suggest that phosphatases regulate vesicle translocation at ribbon synapses in a different manner than conventional active zones. (reviewed by Guatimosim = 6) that was exposed to FM1-43 before (Fig. 2a) and 120 s after (Fig. 2b) addition of 2.5 mM Ca2+ to the perfusion medium. There was little change in the overall fluorescence from the plasma membrane to the interior and center of the terminal in response to calcium influx (compare Fig. SC-1 2c with 2d). Only the edges from the terminal shown slightly even more staining after Ca2+ influx (evaluate dashed and constant lines in Fig. 2e). Nevertheless, the pass on of FM1-43 in to the middle of the nerve terminal, a design that was ...
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Changes in diet are a challenge to the gastrointestinal tract which needs to alter its processing mechanisms to continue to process nutrients and maintain health. In particular, the enteric nervous system (ENS) needs to adapt its motor and secretory programs to deal with changes in nutrient type and load in order to optimise nutrient absorption.The nerve circuits in the gut are complex, and the numbers and types of neurons make recordings of specific cell types difficult, time-consuming, and prone to sampling errors. Nonetheless, traditional research methods like intracellular electrophysiological approaches have provided the basis for our understanding of the ENS circuitry. In particular, animal models of intestinal inflammation have shown us that we can document changes to neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission.Recent studies examining diet-induced changes to ENS programming have opted to use fast imaging techniques to reveal changes in neuron function. Advances in imaging techniques ...
Mechanisms of synaptic neurotransmitter release; presynaptic calcium channels Mathematical and computational modeling of intracellular calcium ion diffusion and buffering Role of endogenous calcium buffers in regulating cell calcium signalling and synaptic transmission Mechanisms of activity-dependent changes in synaptic strength, termed short-term synaptic plasticity Impact of short-term synaptic dynamics on the activity and information-processing properties of neuronal networks. Generalized phase-response methods for analyzing non-weakly coupled oscillator networks Dimensional reduction of problems in neuronal network dynamics ...
Piek, T.; Hue, B.; Pelhate, M.; Mony, L., 1987: The venom of the wasp Campsomeris sexmaculata (F.) blocks synaptic transmission in insect CNS
The human brain is made up of around 100 billion nerve cells, each of which is connected to other cells by several hundred to thousands of synapses. Apart from our organ and physiological functions, the way we think, act and feel are controlled by the synaptic transmission of information - many quadrillion impulses occur every second. Excitatory synapses that pass the information between cells and inhibitory synapses that limit and change the flow of information are needed for this huge flow of data to run on regulated tracks.. Any disruption to the function of the inhibitory synapses shows how important the suppression of unwanted signals is: there is increased excitation of the brain, such as is seen in epilepsy. Moreover, in order to learn or to remember, the brain needs nerve cells that regulate the activity of other nerve cells. The majority of these inhibitory synapses dock onto the receiver unit of the target cell, the dendrites. Until now, however, there has been no research into exactly ...
Synaptic vesicles (SVs) undergo a cycle of biogenesis and membrane fusion to release transmitter, followed by recycling. How exocytosis and endocytosis are coupled is intensively investigated. We describe an all-optical method for identification of neurotransmission genes that can directly distinguish SV recycling factors in C. elegans, by motoneuron photostimulation and muscular RCaMP Ca2+ imaging. We verified our approach on mutants affecting synaptic transmission. Mutation of genes affecting SV recycling (unc-26 synaptojanin, unc-41 stonin, unc-57 endophilin, itsn-1 intersectin, snt-1 synaptotagmin) showed a distinct signature of muscle Ca2+ dynamics, induced by cholinergic motoneuron photostimulation, i.e. faster rise, and earlier decrease of the signal, reflecting increased synaptic fatigue during ongoing photostimulation. To facilitate high throughput, we measured (3-5 times) ~1000 nematodes for each gene. We explored if this method enables RNAi screening for SV recycling genes. Previous ...
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Synapses are the basic unit of neuronal communication and their disruption is associated with many neurological disorders. Significant progress has been made towards understanding the molecular and genetic regulation of synapse formation, modulation, and dysfunction, but the underlying cellular mechanisms remain incomplete. The actin cytoskeleton not only provides the structural foundation for synapses, but also regulates a diverse array of cellular activities underlying synaptic function. Here we will discuss the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton in dendritic spines, the postsynaptic compartment of excitatory synapses. We will focus on a select number of actin regulatory processes, highlighting recent advances, the complexity of crosstalk between different pathways, and the challenges of understanding their precise impact on the structure and function of synapses ...
Synapses are the basic unit of neuronal communication and their disruption is associated with many neurological disorders. Significant progress has been made towards understanding the molecular and genetic regulation of synapse formation, modulation, and dysfunction, but the underlying cellular mechanisms remain incomplete. The actin cytoskeleton not only provides the structural foundation for synapses, but also regulates a diverse array of cellular activities underlying synaptic function. Here we will discuss the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton in dendritic spines, the postsynaptic compartment of excitatory synapses. We will focus on a select number of actin regulatory processes, highlighting recent advances, the complexity of crosstalk between different pathways, and the challenges of understanding their precise impact on the structure and function of synapses ...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - An international team of researchers led by the University of Florida has created a new way to analyze the spread of dangerous viruses, according to a study published online today in Nature Communications.. The method uses sets of mathematical rules to do something software cannot easily accomplish - analyze subtle DNA differences to more fully understand health threats such as HIV, hepatitis or even influenza.. We applied this technique to more than 7,000 patients with a subtype of HIV-1, said Mattia Prosperi, a postdoctoral associate at UFs Emerging Pathogens Institute and the Genetics Institute. We were able to confirm transmission within established risk groups, identify infection hubs, and we also saw that transmission does not respect the boundaries of the risk groups.. Information about sexual habits, intravenous drug use and other behaviors or characteristics that play a role in HIV transmission can be found through comprehensive interviews with large numbers of ...
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In several important pathogens, high prevalence occurs under widespread but incomplete immunity. This is the case for Plasmodium falciparum in highly-endemic regions of Africa, where asymptomatic infection occurs in individuals of all ages despite repeated infection. This large reservoir of infection constitutes the main challenge for elimination efforts and is enabled not only by the existing antigenic diversity of the pathogen, but also by the constant turnover of new variants. With an agent-based model of malaria and some analytical considerations, we present a novel threshold in transmission intensity that concerns the ability of the pathogen to diversify locally. We discuss how this aspect of the complex eco-evolutionary dynamics of transmission can be exploited for intervention efforts. We raise the open question of whether traditional epidemiological models that incorporate host age can be extended to capture this threshold. ...
Galenea, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company focused on synaptic transmission drug discovery, and CHDI Foundation, a not-for-profit, biomedical research organization focused on Huntingtons disease (HD), have extended and expanded their collaboration to further characterize the synaptic dysfunction apparent in HD utilizing Galeneas proprietary platform.. Galeneas synaptic transmission drug discovery platform is providing significant new insights into the disease mechanism, and the collaboration will now focus on extending these findings in order to specifically target this mechanism to discover novel therapies for HD.. As we and CHDI had anticipated, our platform is well suited to unraveling the synaptic dysfunction in HD and, ultimately, the discovery of synaptic-based therapeutics, said David Gerber, vice president of CNS research, Galenea. The findings in the first phase of work were very compelling, and we see the potential for completely new approaches to this devastating disease.. The ...
Ca2+ influx through voltage-activated Ca2+ channels and its feedback regulation by Ca2+-activated K+ (BK) channels is critical in Ca2+-dependent cellular processes including synaptic CB 300919 transmission growth and homeostasis. pre- vs. post-synaptic localization. Antibody staining indicated reduced postsynaptic GluRII receptor subunit density and altered CB 300919 ratio of GluRII A and B subunits in NMJs leading to quantal size reduction. Such larvae correlated with a quantal size reversion to normal in double mutants indicating a role of Ca2+ channels in double mutants the quantal size and quantal content were not drastically different from those of suppressed the and Ca2+ channels differentially contribute to functional and structural aspects of (CaV2) (CaV1) (BK) synaptic homeostasis EJPs mEJPs spontaneous vesicle release larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ) INTRODUCTION Homeostasis CB 300919 of neuronal excitability and synaptic strength has been well demonstrated in a number of defined ...
If you are in the water for quite a while and then you get out and grab that sandwich and put it in your mouth, that is where the transmission can likely occur if there is a high level of bacteria in the water that day so what you really need to think about is washing your hands soap and water is always best, but an anti-bacterial solution is also very good, said Mike Brothers, a spokesman for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. ...
Mir-132 is a neuronal activity-regulated microRNA that controls the morphology of dendritic spines and neuronal transmission. Similar activities have recently been attributed to matrix metalloproteina
Glial cells are increasingly recognized as active players that profoundly influence neuronal synaptic transmission by specialized signaling (...)
This essential procedure is exactly what our listing of nootropics under is proven to perform. Learning and Studying happen to be proven to induce good plastic alterations with your brains synapses by strengthening glutamatergic synaptic transmission. Consequently, the greater you obstacle by yourself to learn new facts, the greater your synaptic plasticity will turn out to be. The loaded get richer in a way ...
This manuscript is a revised, shortened, simplified, de-mathematised version of the article entitled Dynamic Aspects of Finite Architectures (DAFA).. Neuroscience often assumes that the electrical events in the brain are well described with an electrostatic formalism. However, by adopting a geometric attitude and observing a propagating action potential, it becomes immediately clear that inductive effects are to be expected at the synaptic level, inviting thus to ponder about the possible electromagnetic effects unfolding within any living being. ...
Role in synaptic transmission[edit]. Glutamatergic signaling[edit]. Glutamate is the brain's major excitatory neurotransmitter ... BDNF modulates excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission by inhibiting GABAA-receptor-mediated post-synaptic currents.[87 ... modulation of chemical synaptic transmission. • positive regulation of neuron projection development. • negative regulation of ... Actins have a variety of roles in synaptic functioning. In pre-synaptic neurons, actins are involved in synaptic vesicle ...
Role in synaptic transmission[edit]. Glutamatergic signaling[edit]. Glutamate is the brain's major excitatory neurotransmitter ... BDNF modulates excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission by inhibiting GABAA-receptor-mediated post-synaptic currents.[86 ... Actins have a variety of roles in synaptic functioning. In pre-synaptic neurons, actins are involved in synaptic vesicle ... 5 Role in synaptic transmission *5.1 Glutamatergic signaling *5.1.1 NMDA receptor activity ...
Synaptic transmission (Koch & Segev)[edit]. See also: Neurotransmission. According to the model by Koch and Segev,[7] the ... is a synaptic weight, describing the influence of neuron j. {\displaystyle j}. on neuron i. {\displaystyle i}. , g. j. {\ ... where yi is the output of the i th neuron, xj is the jth input neuron signal, wij is the synaptic weight (or strength of ... The most basic model of a neuron consists of an input with some synaptic weight vector and an activation function or transfer ...
Modulation of synaptic transmission: In the supraoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus, rapid changes in astrocyte morphology have ... Adenosine acts on neuronal adenosine receptors to inhibit synaptic transmission, thereby increasing the dynamic range available ... astrocytes suppress synaptic transmission by releasing ATP, which is hydrolyzed by ectonucleotidases to yield adenosine. ... GluT type: these express glutamate transporters (EAAT1/SLC1A3 and EAAT2/SLC1A2) and respond to synaptic release of glutamate by ...
"Synaptic transmission". NeuroWiki. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 29 ... Gönen, T. (2014). Electrical Power Transmission System Engineering: Analysis and Design (3 ed.). CRC Press. p. 3,36. ISBN ...
Shepherd GM, Hanson PI (2014). "Synaptic transmission". AccessScience. McGraw-Hill Education. doi:10.1036/1097-8542.674100. ... The neuromuscular junction in the CNS can be composed of a presynaptic unit located at an axon terminal with synaptic vesicles ...
Malenka RC, Nestler EJ, Hyman SE (2009). "Chapter 3: Synaptic Transmission". Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for ... the release of monoamine neurotransmitters from neurons into the synaptic cleft via monoamine transporter-mediated release) by ... transporter reversal facilitates the release of neurotransmitters into the synaptic cleft, resulting in a higher concentration ... of synaptic neurotransmitters and increased signaling through the corresponding neurotransmitter receptors. For example, many ...
This was in contrast to the reserve pool of synaptic vesicles that was not yet involved in the transmission process. The data ... Zimmermann, H. (1993) Synaptic Transmission. Cellular and Molecular Basis. Thieme/Oxford, University Press, ISBN 0-19-521065-4 ... suggested that synaptic activation induces synaptic vesicle heterogeneity whereby reloaded synaptic vesicles preferentially ... In Cambridge, in the laboratory of Victor P. Whittaker, he began his studies on the dynamics of the synaptic vesicle ...
Huettner JE (August 2003). "Kainate receptors and synaptic transmission". Progress in Neurobiology. 70 (5): 387-407. doi: ... "Identification of the kainate receptor subunits underlying modulation of excitatory synaptic transmission in the CA3 region of ... Kainate receptors have a subtle role in synaptic plasticity, affecting the likelihood that the postsynaptic cell will fire in ... Song I, Huganir RL (November 2002). "Regulation of AMPA receptors during synaptic plasticity". Trends in Neurosciences. 25 (11 ...
ISBN 0-8385-7701-6. OCLC 42073108.CS1 maint: others (link) Frank K (June 1959). "Basic Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission in ... Eccles JC (1961-12-01). "The mechanism of synaptic transmission". Ergebnisse der Physiologie, Biologischen Chemie und ... Vitten H, Isaacson JS (September 2001). "Synaptic transmission: exciting times for presynaptic receptors". Current Biology. 11 ... Eccles JC (1961). "The mechanism of synaptic transmission". Ergebnisse der Physiologie, Biologischen Chemie und Experimentellen ...
Huettner, James E (2003-08-01). "Kainate receptors and synaptic transmission". Progress in Neurobiology. 70 (5): 387-407. doi: ... Expression of mutant Huntingtin impairs AMPA-mediated synaptic transmission by disrupting subunit transport across microtubules ... AMPA receptors have an extensive physiological role in synaptic plasticity, which is the basis for many aspects of neural ... AMPA receptors role in synaptic plasticity is important not only for cognitive abilities but also in neural development. ...
Greengard, P (2001). "The neurobiology of slow synaptic transmission". Science. 294 (5544): 1024-30. Bibcode:2001Sci...294.1024 ... "Exaggerated translation causes synaptic and behavioural aberrations associated with autism". Nature. 493 (7432): 411-415. ... recent evidence indicates that glutamatergic transmission in the DS is important for drug-induced adaptations and plasticity ... "Electrophysiological and Morphological Characteristics and Synaptic Connectivity of Tyrosine Hydroxylase-Expressing Neurons in ...
"Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Synaptic Transmission". From Molecules to Networks. Elsevier. pp. 207-237. doi:10.1016/b978-0- ... This increases the amount of the acetylcholine or butyrylcholine in the synaptic cleft that can bind to muscarinic receptors, ...
"Long-term changes in glutamatergic synaptic transmission in phenylketonuria". Brain. 128 (Pt 2): 300-307. doi:10.1093/brain/ ... CDK5 regulates the amount of NR2B-containing NMDA receptors on the synaptic membrane, thus affecting synaptic plasticity.[95][ ... NMDA receptors are also associated with synaptic plasticity. The idea that both synaptic and extrasynaptic NMDA receptors can ... where it can act as a coincidence detector for membrane depolarization and synaptic transmission. ...
Bekkers, John M. (2009). "Synaptic Transmission: Excitatory Autapses Find a Function?". Current Biology. 19 (7): R296-R298. doi ... Cobb, S.R; Halasy, K; Vida, I; Nyı́ri, G; Tamás, G; Buhl, E.H; Somogyi, P (1997). "Synaptic effects of identified interneurons ... Recently, it has been proposed that autapses could possibly form as a result of neuronal signal transmission blockage, such as ... The dendritic positions of synaptic connections of the same cell type were similar to those of autapses, suggesting that ...
The entire synaptic transmission process takes only a fraction of a millisecond, although the effects on the postsynaptic cell ... 10: Overview of synaptic transmission". Principles of Neural Science. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 978-0-8385-7701-1. Kandel ... Although sponge cells do not show synaptic transmission, they do communicate with each other via calcium waves and other ... They do, however, have homologs of many genes that play key roles in synaptic function. Recent studies have shown that sponge ...
Nonsynaptic junctional transmission is the only mode of transmission involving the varicosities that show no synaptic contacts ... Non-synaptic transmission is characteristic of autonomic neuroeffector junctions. The essential features are that: the terminal ... Non-synaptic transmission is characteristic of autonomic neuroeffector junctions. The structure of the autonomic neuromuscular ... The "close" junctional transmission is associated with fast junction potential and the "wide" junctional transmission is ...
AMPARs open and close quickly (1ms), and are thus responsible for most of the fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the ... July 1998). "NSF binding to GluR2 regulates synaptic transmission". Neuron. 21 (1): 87-97. doi:10.1016/S0896-6273(00)80517-6. ... are both glutamate receptors and cation channels that are integral to plasticity and synaptic transmission at many postsynaptic ... is an ionotropic transmembrane receptor for glutamate that mediates fast synaptic transmission in the central nervous system ( ...
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A decrease in synaptic transmission is also seen with hypoxia. There are several inward currents that help produce action ... This is due to the reduction of excitatory synaptic transmission in a nucleus and increased excitability in motor neurons ... which allows for active expiration to be produced by synaptic inhibition within the respiratory network. Synaptic inhibition is ... The neuron can receive synaptic inputs and different amounts of inward and outward currents to regulate the time between each ...
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164-184.CS1 maint: location (link) Newman, E.A. (2003). "New roles for astrocytes: regulation of synaptic transmission". Trends ... Volterra, A. The Tripartite Synapse: Glia in Synaptic Transmission. Chapter 13: Release of transmitters from glial cells.: ... Evidence for the role of astrocytes in the integration and processing of synaptic integration presents itself in a number of ... The hippocampal stratum oriens astrocytes, which respond to synaptic activity from glutamatergic neurons originating in the ...
Volterra A, Steinhäuser C (August 2004). "Glial modulation of synaptic transmission in the hippocampus". Glia. 47 (3): 249-57. ... Newman, Eric A. (2003). "New roles for astrocytes: Regulation of synaptic transmission". Trends in Neurosciences. 26 (10): 536- ... Newman EA (October 2003). "New roles for astrocytes: regulation of synaptic transmission". Trends in Neurosciences. 26 (10): ... They were considered to be the passive bystanders of neural transmission. However, recent studies have shown this to not be ...
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Studies by Donald Faber and Henri Korn helped to establish the one vesicle hypothesis of synaptic transmission in the CNS. ... The M-cell system has served for detailed neurophysiological and histological investigations of synaptic transmission and ... "Long-term potentiation of glycinergic inhibitory synaptic transmission". J. Neurophysiol. 74 (3): 1056-74. doi:10.1152/jn. ... Pereda AE, Rash JE, Nagy JI, Bennett MV (December 2004). "Dynamics of electrical transmission at club endings on the Mauthner ...
... altering glutamatergic synaptic transmission. AMPA receptor localization is important for synaptic plasticity, because ... However, overall synaptic transmission is not profoundly affected. Current knowledge suggests that alteration in VPS35 levels ... Brodin L, Shupliakov O (2018). "Retromer in Synaptic Function and Pathology". Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience. 10: 37. doi: ... These changes result in the degeneration of neurons, leading to a loss of synaptic connections and neurotransmitter signaling. ...
Eccles had made important discoveries on synaptic transmission. Huxley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1955 ... Hodgkin was interested in the transmission of electrical signals along nerve fibres. Beginning in 1935 in Cambridge, he had ...
Because normal synaptic transmission occurs in a presynaptic to postsynaptic direction, postsynaptic to presynaptic ... Alger BE (2002). "Retrograde signaling in the regulation of synaptic transmission: focus on endocannabinoids". Prog. Neurobiol ... Carta, Mario (2014). "Membrane Lipids Tune Synaptic Transmission by Direct Modulation of Presynaptic Potassium Channels". ... but has recently been superseded by adhesion proteins that span the synaptic cleft to join the presynaptic and postsynaptic ...
Miesenböck G, De Angelis DA, Rothman JE (Jul 1998). "Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive green ... By exploiting the rapid change in pH upon synaptic vesicle fusion, pHluorins tagged to synaptobrevin have been used to ... visualize synaptic activity in neurons.[24] Redox sensitive GFP (roGFP) was engineered by introduction of cysteines into the ...
Miesenböck, G.; De Angelis, D. A.; Rothman, J. E. (1998). "Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive ... "Patterns of synaptic activity in neural networks recorded by light emission from synaptolucins". Proceedings of the National ...
transmission scans directly measure attenuation values at 511keV.[52] Attenuation occurs when photons emitted by the ... Laruelle, M (2000). "Imaging Synaptic Neurotransmission with in Vivo Binding Competition Techniques: A Critical Review". ... The concept of emission and transmission tomography was introduced by David E. Kuhl, Luke Chapman and Roy Edwards in the late ... The statistics of data thereby obtained are much worse than those obtained through transmission tomography. A normal PET data ...
Collingridge GL, Isaac JT, Wang YT (2004). "Receptor trafficking and synaptic plasticity". Nat Rev Neurosci 5(12): 952-962, ... Such sensitization involves changes in brain mesolimbic dopamine transmission, as well as a protein inside mesolimbic neurons ... Electrical or chemical stimulation of the rat hippocampus causes strengthening of synaptic signals, a process known as long- ...
chemical synaptic transmission. • regulation of membrane potential. • nervous system process. • synaptic transmission, ... "Enhanced macroscopic desensitization shapes the response of alpha4 subtype-containing GABAA receptors to synaptic and ...
... post-synaptic cells compensate for the loss of adequate neurotransmitter by increasing the expression of post-synaptic ... The sensory function of substance P is thought to be related to the transmission of pain information into the central nervous ... This, ultimately, leads to a condition known as denervation supersensitivity as the post-synaptic nerves will become ... hypersensitive to any release of substance P into the synaptic cleft.. Male aggressionEdit. A suggestion of a link to male ...
Friedrich Beck: Synaptic Quantum Tunnelling in Brain Activity, DOI: 10.14704/nq.2008.6.2.168. ... Chemical transmission. Brain & Mind, 2004.. *Interdisciplinary introduction to J.C. Eccles's life and philosophy - ...
There is some experimental evidence that RSK2 regulates synaptic transmission and plasticity in neuronal cell types.[3] ...
... vs tricyclic antidepressants and vs placebo in depressive states". Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementum. 28 ... in neuronal cells as well as in synaptic vesicles; extracellular levels also increase which results in increased monoamine ...
regulation of synaptic transmission, glutamatergic. • amyloid precursor protein catabolic process. • apoptotic process. • ... synaptic vesicle. • macromolecular complex. • sarcolemma. • synapse. • synaptic membrane. • integral component of presynaptic ... synaptic vesicle targeting. • Cajal-Retzius cell differentiation. • skin morphogenesis. • negative regulation of protein kinase ... regulation of synaptic plasticity. • negative regulation of epidermal growth factor-activated receptor activity. • cell ...
transmission of nerve impulse. • память. • positive regulation of synaptic transmission, glutamatergic. • synapse assembly. • ... long-term synaptic potentiation. • передача сигнала. • synaptic transmission, dopaminergic. • positive regulation of gene ... regulation of dopamine uptake involved in synaptic transmission. • associative learning. • astrocyte development. • G-protein ... long term synaptic depression. • temperature homeostasis. • striatum development. • Преимпульсное ингибирование. • response to ...
Alcohol's ability to alter behavior and decision-making stems from its impact on synaptic transmission at GABA receptors.[2] ... Alcohol's effects on the synaptic level dampen the brain's processing ability and limit attentional capacity.[3] ...
Skotarczak, BI «The role of ticks in transmission cycle of Toxoplasma gondii» (en anglès). Ann Parasitol, 2016 Oct 1; 62 (3), ... Chronic Toxoplasma infection is associated with distinct alterations in the synaptic protein composition» (en anglès). J ...
"Studies on Leukemia in Mice: I: The Experimental Transmission of Leukemia". J. Exp. Med. 51: 659-73. doi:10.1084/jem.51.4.659. ... "Transcriptional Architecture of Synaptic Communication Delineates GABAergic Neuron Identity". Cell. 171 (3): 522-539.e20. doi ... discovered that the biological identity of neurons are encoded in their transcriptional architecture that supports synaptic ...
... blocks the pre- and post-synaptic α2 receptors. Blockade of post-synaptic α2 receptors causes only minor corpus ... Significance for the modulation of frontocortical monoaminergic transmission and depressive states". Synapse. 35 (2): 79-95. ... Blockade of pre-synaptic α2 receptors facilitates the release of several neurotransmitters in the central and peripheral ... "Regulation of pre-synaptic alpha adrenergic activity in the corpus cavernosum". Review. International Journal of Impotence ...
This process would be similar to the secretion and transmission of infectious particles through the synaptic cleft between ...
... and synaptic transmission. It is believed that cellular invaders use the nutrient pathway to gain access to a cell's ... Synaptic vesicle. References[edit]. *^ Pearse BM (1976). "Clathrin: a unique protein associated with intracellular transfer of ... Two examples of adaptor proteins are AP180[3] and epsin.[4][5][6] AP180 is used in synaptic vesicle formation. It recruits ...
It may work by decreasing release of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate from pre-synaptic neurons.[10] The most common ... Journal of Neural Transmission. 125 (4): 591-613. doi:10.1007/s00702-018-1851-y. PMID 29417336.. ... Riluzole, a drug that modestly prolongs survival in ALS, inhibits glutamate release from pre-synaptic neurons; however, it is ... this leads to increased synaptic glutamate levels and excitotoxicity. ...
chemical synaptic transmission. • homophilic cell adhesion via plasma membrane adhesion molecules. • synapse assembly. • ...
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For example, in 1952, Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley presented a mathematical model for transmission of electrical ... specialized to receive synaptic inputs from other neurons) and axons (specialized to conduct nerve impulses called action ... connected to each other in synaptic networks whose intricacies have only begun to be unraveled. The majority of the ... "Observations of synaptic structures: origins of the neuron doctrine and its current status". Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol ...
synaptic transmission, glycinergic. • chloride transport. • neuropeptide signaling pathway. • chloride transmembrane transport ...
"Lamotrigine reduces spontaneous and evoked GABAA receptor-mediated synaptic transmission in the basolateral amygdala: ...
... these results have elucidated a role for dysregulation of genes involved in learning and memory and synaptic transmission, as ... the major synaptic vesicle protein-encoding gene, has been shown to be hypermethylated and thus repressed, and transcription ... "HDAC2 negatively regulates memory formation and synaptic plasticity". primary. Nature. 459 (7243): 55-60. Bibcode:2009Natur. ...
This effect can be positive or negative and is due to changes in neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the ... PrP is present in both the pre- and post-synaptic compartments, with the greatest concentration in the pre-synaptic portion.[42 ... Based on the copper ligand, one proposed function casts PrP as a copper buffer for the synaptic cleft. In this role, the ... negative regulation of long-term synaptic potentiation. • regulation of glutamate receptor signaling pathway. • positive ...
Decreased white matter integrity effects proper transmission and processing of sensorimotor information. White matter ...
"Biochemical plasticity of synaptic transmission: A critical review of Dale's Principle". Biological Psychiatry. 11 (4): 481-524 ...
... both the NMDA and AMPA/kainite receptor mediated functions and may also alter glutamatergic excitatory synaptic transmission as ... a significant restoration of GABAergic synaptic activity and region-specific restoration of GABAA receptor associated chloride ...
... as the bones strongly attenuate the transmission of the ultrasound at these frequencies. TCD is primarily a technique for ...
5-HT Inhibits Calcium Current and Synaptic Transmission from Sensory Neurons in Lamprey Abdeljabbar El Manira, Weiqi Zhang, ... Depletion and Replenishment of Vesicle Pools at a Ribbon-Type Synaptic Terminal Henrique von Gersdorff and Gary Matthews ... NR2A Subunit Expression Shortens NMDA Receptor Synaptic Currents in Developing Neocortex Alexander C. Flint, Ulrike S. Maisch, ... Presynaptic Control of Subunit Composition of NMDA Receptors Mediating Synaptic Plasticity Kurt Gottmann, Alexander Mehrle, ...
Several modeling studies and recent measurements have demonstrated that modest action potential or synaptic activity can result ... Extracellular calcium depletion in synaptic transmission Neuroscientist. 2004 Feb;10(1):12-7. doi: 10.1177/1073858403259440. ... Several modeling studies and recent measurements have demonstrated that modest action potential or synaptic activity can result ... and influence neuronal function at synaptic and nonsynaptic sites. The change in [Ca]o(2+) can affect several types of ion ...
A hippocampal GluR5 kainate receptor regulating inhibitory synaptic transmission.. Clarke VR1, Ballyk BA, Hoo KH, Mandelzys A, ... We have used these agents to show that kainate receptors, comprised of or containing GluR5 subunits, regulate synaptic ...
Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic transmission in cortex and striatum.. Tritsch NX1, Sabatini BL. ... synaptic transmission, integration and plasticity, protein trafficking, and gene transcription. In this Review, we discuss the ... synaptic recruitment (f) or properties (g) of neurotransmitter receptors. In addition, DA alters synaptic integration and the ... Glutamatergic, GABAergic and cholinergic synaptic inputs are represented as triangles, circles and squares shaded to reflect ...
Alzheimers disease risk gene is involved in synaptic transmission. *Download PDF Copy ... 2019) cindr, the Drosophila Homolog of the CD2AP Alzheimers Disease Risk Gene, Is Required for Synaptic Transmission and ... team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that the CD2AP gene is involved in synaptic transmission, the ... Shulman and colleagues found that low CD2AP levels significantly correlated with abnormal turnover of synaptic proteins, and ...
The dopaminergic suppression of synaptic transmission is therefore mediated by a ,svg style=vertical-align:-3.13504pt;width: ... and that higher concentrations of dopamine suppress synaptic responses. Here, we have used whole-cell current clamp recordings ... Dopaminergic Modulation of Synaptic Responses. The effects of dopamine on glutamate-mediated synaptic transmission in the ... Dopaminergic Suppression of Synaptic Transmission in the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex. Douglas A. Caruana1 and C. Andrew Chapman1 ...
... glutamate transporter in rat retinal rod bipolar cells and its role in regulating glutamatergic synaptic transmission between ... of the transporter-associated anion current hyperpolarizes the presynaptic terminal and thereby inhibits synaptic transmission ... Given the evidence for presynaptic glutamate transporters, similar mechanisms could be of general importance for transmission ... Figure 7: Activation of glutamate transporter in rod bipolar cell axon terminals suppresses synaptic transmission.. ...
... whereas a similar concentration of BAPTA profoundly reduces synaptic transmission. The differential effects on transmission of ... 1987) Short-term changes in synaptic efficacy. in Synaptic function, eds Edelman GM, Gall WE, Cowan WM (Wiley, New York), pp 21 ... Contributions of Residual Calcium to Fast Synaptic Transmission Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from ... We first studied the effect of EGTA on the time course of evoked synaptic transmission. Figure4B shows superimposed normalized ...
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Synaptic exocytosis is caused by Ca2+-triggered membrane fusion, one of the main focuses of synaptic transmission research for ... Neuroscientists have put tremendous effort into elucidating the molecular mechanism of synaptic transmission, but many ... questions still remain.Synaptic transmission consists of three steps: (1) intracellular vesicles loaded with neurotransmitters ... an action potential triggers exocytosis to release the neurotransmitters to the synaptic cleft between two neurons; and (3) ...
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Synaptic transmission is dynamically modulated by neuropeptides, which often act on receptors that belong to the G protein- ... Natriuretic peptides block synaptic transmission by activating phosphodiesterase 2A and reducing presynaptic PKA activity. Fei ... After finding that phosphodiesterase 2A (PDE2A) plays an essential role in the ANP effect on synaptic transmission, we went on ... Natriuretic peptides block synaptic transmission by activating phosphodiesterase 2A and reducing presynaptic PKA activity ...
Slow synaptic transmission in frog sympathetic ganglia. P. R. Adams, S. W. Jones, P. Pennefather, D. A. Brown, C. Koch, B. ... Slow synaptic transmission in frog sympathetic ganglia. P. R. Adams, S. W. Jones, P. Pennefather, D. A. Brown, C. Koch, B. ... Slow synaptic transmission in frog sympathetic ganglia. P. R. Adams, S. W. Jones, P. Pennefather, D. A. Brown, C. Koch, B. ... Slow synaptic transmission in frog sympathetic ganglia Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you a message from Journal of ...
Here we introduce a framework in which long-term plasticity aims to optimize synaptic transmission statistics towards a ... our framework suggests an excitatory-inhibitory statistical balance in which the statistics of inhibitory synaptic transmission ... A multitude of experimental protocols have been used to induce such long-term synaptic plasticity. However, the exact amplitude ... By showing that during long-term plasticity, synaptic response statistics are optimized towards a functional target, our work ...
Presynaptic inhibition reduces chemical synaptic transmission in the central nervous system between pairs of neurons, but its ... A switch between two modes of synaptic transmission mediated by presynaptic inhibition Nature. 1995 Nov 30;378(6556):502-5. doi ... Presynaptic inhibition reduces chemical synaptic transmission in the central nervous system between pairs of neurons, but its ... By switching the type of synaptic output from MCN1 and, hence, the activated network neurons, this presynaptic inhibition is ...
Dutar P, Rascol O, Lamour Y (1989): ω-conotoxin GVIA blocks synaptic transmission in the CA1 field of the hippocampus. Eur J ... Nicoli RA, Dutar P (1989): Physiological roles of GABAA and GABAB receptors in synaptic transmission in the hippocampus. In: ... Scholz KP, Miller RJ (1991): GABAB receptor-mediated inhibition of Ca2+ currents and synaptic transmission in cultured rat ... Horne AL, Kemp JA (1991): The effect of ω-conotoxin GVIA on synaptic transmission within the nucleus accumbens and hippocampus ...
... receptor-mediated synaptic transmission in mouse hippocampal slices but failed to inhibit synaptic responses in slices from ... JAK2 and PI3K antagonists prevented leptin inhibition of AMPAergic synaptic transmission. We conclude that leptin receptor ... Leptin inhibits 4-aminopyridine- and pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures and AMPAR-mediated synaptic transmission in rodents. ... Leptin inhibits 4-aminopyridine- and pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures and AMPAR-mediated synaptic transmission in rodents. ...
We found that the R451C substitution increases inhibitory synaptic transmission without affecting excitatory synaptic ... These data suggest that increased inhibitory synaptic transmission may contribute to human ASDs and that the R451C knockin mice ... Inhibitory synaptic strength is increased in neuroligin-3 R451C KI but not KO mice. We measured synaptic function in the R451C ... S7 and S8), suggesting that the mutation enhances inhibitory synaptic transmission without changing the release probability of ...
However, when one thinks of fast synaptic transmission as being the hardware of the brain, and slow synaptic transmission as ... these slow signaling pathways do not mediate fast synaptic transmission. Rather, they modulate fast synaptic transmission, and ... Synaptic transmission at fast synapses occurs in less than 1/1000 of a second and is attributable to the ability of the fast- ... Although slow synaptic transmission, as shown in Fig. 1, is now part of the scientific dogma, it was greeted initially with ...
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Together our results suggest a mechanism for modulating the efficacy of inhibitory synaptic transmission, dependent on HAP1. ... Huntingtin-associated protein 1 regulates inhibitory synaptic transmission by modulating γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor ... Huntingtin-associated protein 1 regulates inhibitory synaptic transmission by modulating γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor ... Huntingtin-associated protein 1 regulates inhibitory synaptic transmission by modulating γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor ...
The visual system of the blowfly Calliphora vicina is a good model system to study synaptic transmission in vivo during sensory ... Synaptic transmission of graded membrane potential changes and spikes between identified visual interneurons. Authors. *. Diana ... To dissociate the roles of action potentials and graded potential changes in synaptic transmission we used voltage-clamp- ... We propose that the control of synaptic transfer of a dynamically complex signal by graded changes in membrane potential and ...
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Moreover, the short-term synaptic plasticity and depolarization-induced suppression of synaptic transmission were disrupted ... Moreover, the short-term synaptic plasticity and depolarization-induced suppression of synaptic transmission were disrupted ... Extracellular S100β Disrupts Bergman Glia Morphology and Synaptic Transmission in Cerebellar Purkinje Cells Olga S. Belozor 1, ... "Extracellular S100β Disrupts Bergman Glia Morphology and Synaptic Transmission in Cerebellar Purkinje Cells." Brain Sci. 9, no ...
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  • In this Review, we discuss the actions of DA on ionic and synaptic signaling in neurons of the prefrontal cortex and striatum, brain areas in which dopaminergic dysfunction is thought to be central to disease. (
  • Integrating experiments in fruit flies, mice and human brains, a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that the CD2AP gene is involved in synaptic transmission, the process by which neurons communicate. (
  • Additionally, using conventional pharmacological approaches, it has been suggested that activation of astrocyte Gq GPCRs can lead astrocytes to send signals to neurons by release of various transmitters (glutamate, adenosine, D-serine) to modulate synaptic transmission and plasticity. (
  • Breakdown of glycogen leads to increased lactate production in astrocytes, which is then used as an energy source by neurons, and is thought to support synaptic transmission and memory formation. (
  • Ibogaine and Voacanga africana extract dose dependently, reversibly, and consistently attenuate evoked excitatory synaptic currents recorded in parabrachial neurons. (
  • Zn2+ inhibits NMDA and GABAA receptors (NMDAR and GABAAR) at mono-synaptic inputs between MFs and CA3 pyramidal neurons but its role in synaptic integration in the dentate gyrus remains elusive. (
  • The modulatory action of substance P on synaptic transmission of CA1 neurons was studied using intra- or extracellular recording from the mouse hippocampal slice preparation. (
  • Trichloroethanol potentiates synaptic transmission mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acidA receptors in hippocampal neurons. (
  • We have examined the actions of trichloroethanol (TCEt), the active metabolite of the general anesthetic chloral hydrate, on responses mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)A receptors in response to application of exogenous GABA and activation of endogenous GABAergic transmission, by using hippocampal neurons in cell culture and in brain slices. (
  • The effect of L-deprenyl (selegiline) on the excitatory synaptic transmission was characterized in the CA1 neurons of rat hippocampal slices by using a intracellular recording technique. (
  • We conclude that synaptic transmission between primary afferents and MVN neurons may contribute to frequency filtering in the vestibular pathway. (
  • This study of acetylcholine action was further extended to the ganglion cells of Aplysia depilans which have a simpler afferent synaptic system than that of snail neurons, therefore giving greater reliability in the interpretation of the experimental results. (
  • Most neurons do not communicate directly with one another due to the space that separate them, the synaptic cleft. (
  • A process called synaptic transmission is necessary for these neurons to communicate. (
  • Here I took advantage of the recent development of optogenetics, in combination with electrophysiology and two-photon microscopy to systematically and directly record synaptic transmission between a single excitatory neuron and two main types of GABAergic neurons in layer 2/3 of the mouse barrel cortex in vivo. (
  • Therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate a possible interaction between morphine and cannabinoid system on inhibitory post synaptic currents (IPSCs) in rat SON neurons using the whole cell patch clamp technique. (
  • Finally, synaptic contacts made by ON-BC but not OFF-BC neurons with the cone pedicles were disorganized without ultrastructural alterations in cone terminals, horizontal cell processes, or synaptic ribbons. (
  • Bergey, GK , Bigalke, H & Nelson, PG 1982, ' Differential effects of tetanus toxin on inhibitory and excitatory synaptic transmission in mammalian spinal cord neurons in culture ', Neurology , vol. 32, no. 4 II, pp. (
  • The results suggest that leptin modulates fast synaptic transmission in pancreatic ganglion neurons by acting on presynaptic nerve terminals. (
  • However, it is not known whether presynaptic N-type Ca 2+ channels contribute to short-term synaptic plasticity (STP) mediated by GABA release at inhibitory synapses of cultured hippocampal neurons. (
  • These results confirm that N-type Ca 2+ channels are highly involved in inhibitory synaptic transmission and short-term synaptic plasticity in cultured hippocampal neurons. (
  • Using whole cell patch-clamp recordings, we have shown that KA receptors contribute to fast synaptic transmission in neurons in all layers of the IC. (
  • By means of different patterns of synaptic connections between neurons, synaptic circuits are constructed during development to carry out the different functional operations of the nervous system. (
  • The Shank genes (SHANK1, 2, 3) encode scaffold proteins highly enriched in postsynaptic densities where they regulate synaptic structure in spiny neurons. (
  • Importantly, a lack of Shank1 in hippocampal CA1 PV+ neurons reduced excitatory synaptic inputs and inhibitory synaptic outputs to pyramidal neurons. (
  • These results suggest that Shank1 scaffold in PV+ interneurons regulates excitatory synaptic strength and participates in the maintenance of E-I balance in excitatory neurons. (
  • N-arachidonoyl-dopamine tunes synaptic transmission onto dopaminergic neurons by activating both cannabinoid and vanilloid receptors. (
  • In patch-clamp recordings from dopamine (DA) neurons of the SNpc, we found that NADA increases or reduces glutamatergic transmission onto DA neurons by activating TRPV1 and CB1 receptors, respectively, whereas it decreases GABAergic transmission via CB1 stimulation. (
  • Altogether these data demonstrate a significant role exerted by the endocannabinoid/endovanilloid NADA in the regulation of synaptic transmission to DA neurons of the SNpc. (
  • Although the precise mechanisms employed by DA to exert its control over behavior are not fully understood, DA is known to regulate many electrical and biochemical aspects of neuronal function including excitability, synaptic transmission, integration and plasticity, protein trafficking, and gene transcription. (
  • Let's continue with synaptic transmission and synapitic plasticity. (
  • the long-term synaptic plasticity, okay. (
  • mechanism that people always refer to in the synaptic plasticity field, okay. (
  • A multitude of experimental protocols have been used to induce such long-term synaptic plasticity. (
  • Here we introduce a framework in which long-term plasticity aims to optimize synaptic transmission statistics towards a presumed target strength. (
  • Furthermore, our framework captures the expression locus of plasticity across different synaptic states. (
  • Finally, our framework suggests an excitatory-inhibitory statistical balance in which the statistics of inhibitory synaptic transmission are tuned through long-term plasticity to balance neural activity by targeting the mean excitatory conductance. (
  • By showing that during long-term plasticity, synaptic response statistics are optimized towards a functional target, our work may lay to rest the long standing pre/post debate, help to explain the high degree of variability in weight modification typically observed in experiments. (
  • Moreover, the short-term synaptic plasticity and depolarization-induced suppression of synaptic transmission were disrupted after S100β injections. (
  • Presynaptic homeostatic plasticity (PHP) controls synaptic transmission in organisms from Drosophila to human and is hypothesized to be relevant to the cause of human disease. (
  • Here, we identify and characterize a novel presynaptic calcium sensor for homeostatic synaptic plasticity. (
  • The role of synaptic processes such as summation and short-term plasticity in the frequency dependence of MVN responses has not been established. (
  • She is using electrophysiology and electron microscopy with optogenetics, correlating function and structure, to study synaptic transmission properties under basal and plasticity states, at the hippocampal mossy fiber to CA3 pyramidal neuron synapse. (
  • Here, we used electrophysiological recording to examine the functional properties of a presynaptic glutamate transporter in rat retinal rod bipolar cells and its role in regulating glutamatergic synaptic transmission between rod bipolar cells and amacrine cells. (
  • By recording from pairs of rod bipolar cells and AII amacrine cells, we demonstrate that activation of the transporter-associated anion current hyperpolarizes the presynaptic terminal and thereby inhibits synaptic transmission by suppressing transmitter release. (
  • Given the evidence for presynaptic glutamate transporters, similar mechanisms could be of general importance for transmission in the nervous system. (
  • TR helps to shape the EPSC ( Van der Kloot, 1988 ) and contributes to a significant fraction of the total synaptic charge delivered to a postsynaptic cell, thereby prolonging the influence of a presynaptic cell on the firing of its targets. (
  • Pattern pairs are stored in the net by a version of the Hebbian learning rule that changes the probability of transmission at synapses where the presynaptic and post-synaptic units are simultaneously active from a low, base value to a high, modified value. (
  • We suggest that the retrograde NO-signaling system is ideally suited to fulfill a general presynaptic regulatory role and may effectively fine-tune network activity during early postnatal development, while GABAergic transmission is still depolarizing. (
  • Presynaptic neuromuscular transmission increased between 1 and 5 days old in wild-type but not in the insulin/IGF1 receptor mutant daf-2 ( e1370 ). (
  • Then, we demonstrate that MCTP functions downstream of presynaptic calcium influx with separable activities to stabilize baseline transmission, short-term release dynamics and PHP. (
  • In animals with increased Ube3a gene dosage, glutamatergic, but not GABAergic, synaptic transmission was suppressed as a result of reduced presynaptic release probability, synaptic glutamate concentration, and postsynaptic action potential coupling. (
  • We used the sensitivity of transmission to activation of presynaptic mGluR4 as an indicator of effects on terminals of optic nerve fibres terminating in SC. (
  • At chemical synapses neurotransmitters are released from the presynaptic cell, diffuse across the synaptic clefts, and bind to receptors on the postsynaptic cell. (
  • The presynaptic component of the synapse consists of the terminal ending, which contains vesicles called synaptic vesicles. (
  • The mechanism of synapse transmission can be divided into the presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms. (
  • These results suggest that changes in the amount of transmitter released by each presynaptic action potential can account for the changes observed in chemical synaptic transmission.2. (
  • A brief hyperpolarization of the presynaptic cell by injected current produced a marked and prolonged increase in chemically evoked synaptic potentials, but did not influence electrical synaptic transmission.5. (
  • The neuromuscular junction in the CNS can be composed of a presynaptic unit located at an axon terminal with synaptic vesicles and a postsynaptic unit located at a dendrite. (
  • We have used these agents to show that kainate receptors, comprised of or containing GluR5 subunits, regulate synaptic inhibition in the hippocampus, an action that could contribute to the epileptogenic effects of kainate. (
  • Postsynaptic DA receptors may influence neurotransmitter detection by modulating the membrane insertion (e), synaptic recruitment (f) or properties (g) of neurotransmitter receptors. (
  • Glutamatergic, GABAergic and cholinergic synaptic inputs are represented as triangles, circles and squares shaded to reflect modulation by D1- (black) or D2-class receptors (white). (
  • In the prefrontal cortex, activation of D 1 receptors can suppress glutamate release in layer V [ 22 - 24 ] but can enhance glutamatergic transmission in layer III [ 25 , 26 ]. (
  • Further, the positive effect of D 1 receptor activation on working memory follows an inverted U-shaped function [ 27 ], and strong or weak stimulation of D 1 receptors can also have opposite effects on NMDA receptor-mediated synaptic currents [ 20 , 28 ]. (
  • Synaptic transmission, the central process for neuronal communication, occurs when signaling molecules, called neurotransmitters, are released by one neuron target and activate the receptors of another neuron. (
  • Synaptic transmission is dynamically modulated by neuropeptides, which often act on receptors that belong to the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family ( 1 ). (
  • Both natriuretic peptides and their receptors are expressed in several discrete brain areas ( 10 ⇓ ⇓ - 13 ), but it remains unclear how ANP affects behaviors and modulates synaptic transmission in the brain. (
  • Neuroligins are a family of postsynaptic cell-adhesion molecules that are ligands (or receptors, depending on the perspective) for neurexins, another class of synaptic cell-adhesion molecules ( 9 , 10 ). (
  • γ-Aminobutyric acid type A receptors (GABA A Rs) are the major sites of fast synaptic inhibition in the brain. (
  • G amma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors (GABA A Rs) are critical regulators of neuronal excitability as they represent the major sites of fast synaptic inhibition in the brain ( 1 , 2 ). (
  • Given this constitutive endocytosis, the cellular fate of internalized GABA A receptors is critical as their recycling or degradation will affect the number of receptors on the cell surface, and hence the efficacy of synaptic inhibition. (
  • However, recruitment of additional synaptic release sites by increasing stimulus strength and antagonism of non-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors by 6-cyano-7-nitroquinoxaline-2,3-dione (CNQX) failed to alter PPF. (
  • Some neurotransmitters are sent back to the synaptic cleft once they have been identified by the appropriate post-synaptic receptors. (
  • Furthermore, it is shown that changes in dopamine and synaptic activity induced by acute ethanol administration are modulated by inhibitory receptors in a region and age-specific manner. (
  • However, these data also suggest that both the neurotransmitters and the receptors mediating fast and slow synaptic transmission in the myenteric plexus are organized in a polarity- (ascending versus descending) and pathway- (excitatory versus inhibitory) specific manner. (
  • Dataset: 'Activation of phosphatidylinositol-linked dopamine receptors induces a facilitation of glutamate-mediated synaptic transmission in the lateral entorhinal cortex. (
  • Kainate (KA) receptors are expressed widely in the central nervous system and regulate both excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission. (
  • Our study may provide the synaptic basis for the physiology and pathology of KA receptors in the IC-related functions. (
  • Chapter 7 Synaptic transmission Chapter contents General principles Neurotransmitters Postsynaptic receptors Synaptic integration General principles The majority of synapses in the brain and spinal cord are chemical, meaning that the communication between nerve cells is mediated by a neurotransmitter substance. (
  • Neurotransmission requires the release of a readily available neurotransmitter by exocytosis , binding at post-synaptic receptors, an appropriate response by the post-synaptic cell and removal or deactivation of the neurotransmitter. (
  • Here, they can bind to two types of post-synaptic receptors. (
  • Only certain neurotransmitters can unlock a message channel in certain receptors in the post-synaptic neuron (operates under a lock and key system - only certain keys will release the lock). (
  • The regulation of synaptic transmission depends upon manipulating the concentration and longevity of neurotransmitter in the synaptic cleft. (
  • Neurotransmitters released into the synaptic cleft go into an interaction at the postsynaptic cell together with receptor proteins. (
  • AP arrives at postsynaptic terminus and depolarizes V-sensitive Ca channels, Ca triggers synaptic vesicles loaded with say Ach(put there by a Ach/H atpase) to exocytose NT into cleft, Ach binds AchR causing a conf change to a cation selective pore(NA,K,Ca), causes a excitatory postsynaptic potential EPSP (GRADED! (
  • At the synapse, the two nerve cells are separated by a tiny gap, or synaptic cleft. (
  • These vesicles fuse with the cell membrane (exocytosis) under the influence of calcium causing neurotransmitter release into the synaptic cleft. (
  • Fig 2 - Diagram showing exocytosis, the process by which neurotransmitters are released into the synaptic cleft. (
  • Neurotransmitter in the synaptic cleft diffuses across the gap to the post-synaptic membrane. (
  • Once the post-synaptic membrane has responded the neurotransmitter in the synaptic cleft is either inactivated or removed. (
  • Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are a class of drug that inhibit the activity of acetylcholinesterase within the synaptic cleft. (
  • This increases cholinergic transmission as ACh is present within the synaptic cleft for a longer period of time. (
  • These vesicles are strategically located in active zones, places found at the pre-synaptic membrane. (
  • Further investigation into the nature of this impairment, using VGLUT1-pHluorin imaging, discovered that hyper-acidic synaptic vesicles have a reduced rate of exocytosis and that acute neutralization of the pH gradient rescues this impairment. (
  • Vesicles that are too acidic result in reduced excitatory transmission and yet dissipation of the proton gradient will collapse the driving forces required for retention of glutamate in the vesicles and abolish synaptic transmission. (
  • Once synthesised, neurotransmitters are stored in vesicles within the synaptic terminal until an action potential arrives, causing their release. (
  • This allows an influx of calcium in the terminal resulting in the migration of neurotransmitter storage vesicles to the pre-synaptic membrane. (
  • Here, we provide functional evidence-using whole-cell recording-that NO signaling modulates not only glutamatergic but also GABAergic synaptic transmission in the mouse hippocampus during the early postnatal period. (
  • Tripling the dosage of an autism- and Angelman syndrome-related gene in mice results in reduced glutamatergic synaptic transmission and autism behavioral traits. (
  • We show that loss of neuroligin-4 causes a profound impairment of glycinergic but not glutamatergic synaptic transmission and a decrease in glycinergic synapse numbers. (
  • For her dissertation, she studied glutamatergic synaptic transmission from mossy fiber terminals to unipolar brush cells of the cerebellum and dorsal cochlear nucleus, with electrophysiology and confocal microscopy. (
  • Lastly, DID-exposure reduces spontaneous glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the PLC of both sexes, but synaptic transmission is rescued by ketamine selectively in female mice. (
  • Using the well-characterized circuit of the CA3-CA1 Schaffer collateral synapse as a model, the researchers include in vivo manipulations of CNTNAP2 both in juvenile and in adult mice, and characterize alterations in neuronal morphology and AMPA- and NMDA-receptor mediated synaptic responses at excitatory synapses onto CA1 pyramidal cells. (
  • Synaptic transmission begins when an action potential enters the synapse. (
  • Post synaptic neuron: the neuron which receive the impulse and carry the impulse away from the synapse. (
  • Action potentials are communicated across this synapse by synaptic transmission (also known as neurotransmission ). (
  • Some of the factors influencing the synaptic information flow are: the synaptic location with respect to the cell body, the properties of the dendrites where the synapse is located, the activity of the post-synaptic neuron, and the concurrent activity of other synapses in the same dendritic district and the surrounding glial cells. (
  • This entry was posted in News , Special Issue and tagged Excitatory Synapse , Inhibitory Synapse , Synaptic Integration , Synaptic Modeling , Synaptic Transmission . (
  • Postsynaptisk potentiale i en synapse har typisk ingen effekt i forhold til om en neuron fyrer. (
  • These chemicals are then released into the synaptic fluid of the synapse. (
  • Make it more likely for the neuron to fire and so, if a synapse is more likely to cause the post-synaptic neuron to fire it is called an excitatory synapse. (
  • Make it less likely to fire and, if the message is likely to be stopped at the post-synaptic neuron, it is called an inhibitory synapse. (
  • Ca res -dependent TR is likely to contribute significantly to fast synaptic transmission under physiological conditions, particularly during high-frequency bursts that elevate Ca res . (
  • Szurszewski, Joseph H. / Leptin modulates fast synaptic transmission in dog pancreatic ganglia . (
  • A hippocampal GluR5 kainate receptor regulating inhibitory synaptic transmission. (
  • Using this framework we can predict the locus of synaptic changes observed in individual hippocampal and neocortical potentiation and depression experiments. (
  • Blaxter TJ, Carlen PL (1985): Pre and post-synaptic effects of baclofen in the rat hippocampal slice. (
  • Leptin inhibited α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole proprionic acid (AMPA) receptor-mediated synaptic transmission in mouse hippocampal slices but failed to inhibit synaptic responses in slices from leptin receptor-deficient db/db mice. (
  • OBJECTIVE We examined whether ingestion of medium-chain triglycerides could improve cognition during hypoglycemia in subjects with intensively treated type 1 diabetes and assessed potential underlying mechanisms by testing the effect of β-hydroxybutyrate and octanoate on rat hippocampal synaptic transmission during exposure to low glucose. (
  • In hippocampal slices β-hydroxybutyrate supported synaptic transmission under low-glucose conditions, whereas octanoate could not. (
  • There she joined the lab of Professor Peter Jonas, which investigates the mechanisms of synaptic communication in hippocampal microcircuits. (
  • Shank1 regulates excitatory synaptic transmission in mouse hippocampal" by Wenjie Mao, Takuya Watanabe et al. (
  • Synaptic exocytosis is caused by Ca2+-triggered membrane fusion, one of the main focuses of synaptic transmission research for the last two decades. (
  • Computer stimulation of the interactions of these conductances with the other five voltage-dependent conductances present in the membrane allows a complete reconstruction of the effects of slow synaptic transmission on electrical behaviour. (
  • Therefore HAP1 may play a critical role in controlling fast synaptic inhibition by regulating the membrane trafficking of internalized GABA A Rs. (
  • To dissociate the roles of action potentials and graded potential changes in synaptic transmission we used voltage-clamp-controlled current-clamp techniques to suppress the graded membrane potential changes without affecting action potentials. (
  • We propose that the control of synaptic transfer of a dynamically complex signal by graded changes in membrane potential and spikes is useful to enable a temporally precise coupling of spikes in response to sudden transitions in stimulus intensity. (
  • On the same cells, SPME produced minimal changes in passive membrane properties unable to account for the main effects on synaptic transmission. (
  • The functional requirement of adapter protein 2 (AP2) complex in synaptic membrane retrieval by clathrin-mediated endocytosis is not fully understood. (
  • 2 hemichannnels exist: one on the pre- and one on the post-synaptic membrane each hemichannel called a connexon connexons are made up o 6 identical protein subunits called connexins. (
  • Re-uptake - serotonin is taken back into the pre-synaptic neurone by transporter proteins in its membrane. (
  • An excitatory neurotransmitter binding with a posy-synaptic receptor causes an electrical charge in the membrane of that cell resulting in an expiatory post-synaptic potential (EPSP). (
  • He, Y., Janssen, W.G., Rothstein, J.D. & Morrison, J.H. Differential synaptic localization of the glutamate transporter EAAC1 and glutamate receptor subunit GluR2 in the rat hippocampus. (
  • The associative net model of heteroassociative memory with binary-valued synapses has been extended to include recent experimental data indicating that in the hippocampus, one form of synaptic modification is a change in the probability of synaptic transmission. (
  • L-deprenyl (selegiline) decreases excitatory synaptic transmission in the rat hippocampus via a dopaminergic mechanism. (
  • These results indicate that the monoamine oxidase type B inhibitory ability leading to an increase of the dopaminergic tonus in the hippocampus is involved in the L-deprenyl-induced depression of excitatory synaptic transmission in the CA1 region of the rat hippocampus. (
  • Patch-clamp and loose-patch recordings revealed severely affected inhibitory and excitatory synaptic transmission in the amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebellar networks. (
  • We found that synaptic transmission is severely disturbed in the amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebellum accounting for progressive disease signs in the Cln3 Δex1-6 mouse model. (
  • JAK2 and PI3K antagonists prevented leptin inhibition of AMPAergic synaptic transmission. (
  • An essential determinant for the efficacy of synaptic inhibition is the regulation of GABA A R cell surface stability. (
  • Modifications of GABA A R cell surface number underlie changes in inhibitory postsynaptic current amplitude, providing an effective mechanism for regulating the efficacy of synaptic inhibition ( 3 - 10 ). (
  • Moreover, they highlight a key function of the EMT transporter in promoting the stimulation of TRPV1 or CB1-R, thus favoring facilitation or inhibition of glutamate synaptic release. (
  • Figure 3: Synaptic release of glutamate activates the transporter in rod bipolar cells. (
  • Figure 7: Activation of glutamate transporter in rod bipolar cell axon terminals suppresses synaptic transmission. (
  • Calabresi P, Mercuri NB, De Murtas M, Bernardi G (1991): Involvement of GABA systems in feedback regulation of glutamate- and GABA-mediated synaptic potentials in rat neostriatum. (
  • Evoked synaptic currents were blocked by superfusion of the GABAAR antagonist bicuculline implying that they were mediated by GABAARs. (
  • In conclusion, it seems that cannabinoids can modulate effects of morphine on post synaptic currents in the SON. (
  • The sensitivity of paired pulse facilitation (PPF) and EPSC variance to changes in synaptic transmission was investigated and the results were compared with the changes in these parameters evoked by long-term potentiation (LTP). (
  • In mice, neuroligin-4 deletions caused autism-related behavioral impairments and subtle changes in synaptic transmission, and neuroligin-4 was found, at least in part, at glycinergic synapses. (
  • The visual system of the blowfly Calliphora vicina is a good model system to study synaptic transmission in vivo during sensory stimulation. (
  • Special transporter proteins transfer these neurotransmitters back to the pre-synaptic cells. (
  • In this chapter, we take a look at the variety of chemical substances which can act as neurotransmitters at synapses and examine, in greater detail, how a transmitter produces a synaptic potential in the postsynaptic target cell. (
  • Some neurotransmitters generate excitatory post-synaptic potentials (EPSPs) by causing depolarisation (e.g. (
  • Synthesis and Storage of Neurotransmitters This is the first step of synaptic transmission. (
  • Thus, our data suggest that (1) while σ2-adaptin facilitates synaptic vesicle (SV) recycling for basal synaptic transmission, its activity is also required for regenerating SVs during high-frequency nerve stimulation, and (2) σ2-adaptin regulates NMJ morphology by attenuating TGFβ signaling. (
  • While it has yet to be determined how vesicular pH directly influences vesicle exocytosis, these findings reveal a new role for ΔpH in synaptic vesicle biology. (
  • Thus, this study highlights the importance of the finely tuned balance in the proton-electrochemical gradient inside synaptic vesicle and the potential challenge of targeting this system to treat ASDs. (
  • Furthermore, we report that the subnuclear-localized EXC-7 protein, the C. elegans ortholog of the neuron-restricted Drosophila ELAV splicing factor, acts in parallel to UNC-75 to also affect cholinergic synaptic transmission. (
  • 2. The venom blocks synaptic transmission either transiently (at low concentration) or for a long time (at higher concentration), and causes a permanent depolarization of the neuron with a delay. (
  • Chemical synapses enable the transmission of information (action potentials) from one neuron to another. (
  • The most important fact about action potentials necessary for understanding synaptic function is that they cause a … Synaptic transmission is the process by which one neuron communicates with another. (
  • Models of synaptic integration on a single neuron. (
  • The adjacent neuron must then quickly take up the neurotransmitter from the fluid and convert this into an electrical impulse to travel down the terminal to the next pre-synaptic terminal (allowing the impulse to be transmitted on). (
  • It depends on the action-potential of the post-synaptic neuron and the message type received. (
  • The excitatory and inhibitory influences on the post-synaptic neuron are summed (added together), if the net effect on the post-synaptic is inhibitory, the neuron will be less likely to 'fire' and if the net effect is excitatory, the neuron will be more likely to 'fire. (
  • Regulation of synaptic activity by snapin-mediated endolysosomal transport and sorting. (
  • Weinreich, D & Undem, BJ 1987, ' Immunological regulation of synaptic transmission in isolated guinea pig autonomic ganglia ', Journal of Clinical Investigation , vol. 79, no. 5, pp. 1529-1532. (
  • Sørensen's work is focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of synaptic transmission and neurotransmitter release. (
  • Når en neurotransmitter bindes til postsynaptiske receptorer, sker en af flg. (
  • For example, noradrenaline is an example of an excitatory neurotransmitter as a result, it is the 'on switch' of the nervous system - this increases the likelihood that an excitatory signal is sent to the post-synaptic cell, which is then more likely to fire. (
  • Changes in [Ca]o(2+) can regulate intracellular signaling enzymes, such as Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II, and influence neuronal function at synaptic and nonsynaptic sites. (
  • Synaptic connectivity and synaptic transmission have been traditionally investigated in reduced preparations. (
  • The purpose of this thesis is the investigation of synaptic connectivity and synaptic transmission within the intact neocortex of the living mouse. (
  • However, POM-1 has multiple effects on synaptic transmission. (
  • These results suggest that there are changes in central synaptic transmission from the RGCs to the SC following RGC apoptosis. (
  • 113 CHAPTER 11 CHEMICAL SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION THE CRITERIA FOR TRANSMITTERS The last chapter presented an introduction to chemical synaptic transmission. (
  • Neuroscientists have put tremendous effort into elucidating the molecular mechanism of synaptic transmission, but many questions still remain. (
  • Akoev GN, Andrianov GN, Volpe NO (1981) A study of the mechanism of synaptic transmission in the skate ampullae of Lorenzini (in Russian). (
  • A CHOLINERGIC MECHANISM OF INHIBITORY SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION IN A MOLLUSCAN NERVOUS SYSTEM L. Tauc and H. M. Gerschenfeld 1962-03-01 00:00:00 CHOLINERGIC INHIBITORY SYNAPSES Furthermore, the synapses activating the Renshaw cell are cholinergic (25, 26). (
  • Tranexamic Acid Impairs γ-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Type A-mediated Synaptic Transmission in the Murine Amygdala:A Potential Mechanism for Drug-induced Seizures? (
  • Each of these synapses behaves in a characteristic manner and the nature of the transmission mechanism has significant functional consequences for the operation of the reflexes. (
  • Despite the apparent simplicity of the basic mechanism underlying synaptic transmission, several processes, both at pre- and post-synaptic level, regulate the post-synaptic signals and the information flow. (
  • Although a huge amount of experimental, theoretical, and modeling studies have been performed in the field, neither the mechanism of a single synaptic event nor the interaction among them in modulating the synaptic outputs are completely understood. (
  • Specifically, acetylcholine and serotonin both modulate synaptic transmission and rhythmic EEG activities in the medial entorhinal cortex [ 11 - 15 ]. (
  • These results suggest that activating astrocyte Gq GPCR does not lead to the release of gliotransmitters to modulate synaptic transmission in vivo or evoke long-term potentiation (LTP). (
  • As the synaptic and cellular basis of ibogaine's actions are not well understood, this study tested the hypothesis that ibogaine and Voacanga africana extract modulate neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in the parabrachial nucleus using the nystatin perforated patch-recording technique. (
  • A wide variety of transmitters can modulate the efficacy of afferent transmission onto these cells. (
  • Shulman and colleagues found that low CD2AP levels significantly correlated with abnormal turnover of synaptic proteins, and this relationship was enhanced in the setting of Alzheimer's disease. (
  • The synaptic levels of subunits of the AP2 complex and clathrin, but not other endocytic proteins, were reduced in the mutants. (
  • These studies have led to the identification of motor adaptor and anchoring proteins that regulate axonal transport of mitochondria, endo-lysosomes, and synaptic cargoes. (
  • This results in impaired synaptic transmission, as measured by decreased paired pulse facilitation and long-term potentiation, and is associated with behavioral and cognitive changes. (
  • In concentrations of Mg that reduced the amplitude of a single control chemical synaptic potential, pure facilitation occurred during a train. (
  • In contrast, electrical transmission between the sensory cell responding to touch and the same motoneurone did not show facilitation or depression. (
  • The synapses of the sensory cell responding to pressure, which are both chemical and electrical, behaved as expected: the chemical synaptic potentials showed facilitation and depression while electrical transmission remained relatively constant.6. (
  • Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic transmission in cortex and striatum. (
  • Synaptic activity was measured by in vitro field-potential recordings in coronal brain slices from juvenile and adult Wistar rats. (
  • For this, she is using high pressure freezing coupled to optogenetic stimulation of organotypic slice cultures and acute slices, followed by freeze substitution, serial sectioning and transmission electron microscopy. (
  • Join our webinar to learn more about the potential of functional EM with acute slices and slice cultures to reveal structural and functional mechanisms of synaptic transmission. (
  • Bullfrog ganglia contain two classes of neurone, B and C cells, which receive different inputs and exhibit different slow synaptic potentials. (
  • The prefrontal cortex (PFC) was chosen as a cortical brain area being critically involved in higher brain functions such as consciousness (review: Bodovitz 17 ), whereas the substantia gelatinosa (SG) of the spinal cord dorsal horn, as the first site of synaptic integration of nociceptive inputs, 18,19 is involved in mechanisms of pain processing. (
  • We have found that low concentrations of dopamine facilitate field EPSPs in the entorhinal cortex, and that higher concentrations of dopamine suppress synaptic responses. (
  • In awake animals, increasing levels of dopamine with a selective reuptake inhibitor facilitates synaptic responses evoked by stimulation of the piriform cortex, and field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs) are also facilitated by a low concentration of dopamine in vitro [ 29 ]. (
  • These results further reveal that the Voacanga africana extract has one-hundredth the activity of ibogaine in depressing synaptic responses. (
  • Measures of the amplitudes of synaptic responses. (
  • Unexpectedly, these behavioral changes were accompanied by an increase in inhibitory synaptic transmission with no apparent effect on excitatory synapses. (
  • Here, we studied the Cln3 Δex1-6 mouse model of JNCL with a combined approach of neurophysiological, behavioral, and immunopathological investigations analyzing synaptic and network function in the CNS. (
  • This work seeks to understand the neurobiology of ASDs by investigating NHE9 knockout mice at behavioral, synaptic and cellular levels. (
  • In invertebrates, cholinergic transmission was postulated, mainly based on biochemical arguments, for neuromuscular junctions of longitudinal muscles in Hirudo medicinalis (5), neuromuscular junctions of the retractor muscles of the holothurian Stichopus regalis (3) and cardio-inhibitory synapses of the clam Venus mercenaria (45,60). (
  • As cholinergic transmission is widespread throughout the body these drugs can cause many side effects such as bradycardia, hypotension, diarrhoea, excessive salivation, muscle spasm . (
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  • These results imply a poly-synaptic inhibitory feedback projection from CA3 to the dentate gyrus via recurrent MFs, and a mono-synaptic input from dentate interneurons to GCs. (
  • Akoev GN, Andrianov GN, Sherman NO (1983) Effects of acetylcholine and cholinolitics on the synaptic transmission in the ampullae of Lorenzini of the skate. (
  • The investigations presented in this paper were designed to test a possible role of acetylcholine in inhibitory synaptic transmission in Aplysia. (
  • Evidence was obtained suggesting that acetylcholine is the inhibitory synaptic transmitter in the Aplysia central nervous system. (
  • Made as any secretory protein via transcription in the nucleus and translation in the endoplasmic reticulum before being transported to the synaptic terminal ready for exocytosis. (
  • The goal of the present Research Topic is to collect content focused on synaptic modeling that will generate novel hypotheses (i) for experimental scientists to design further investigations, (ii) for theoretical scientists to improve and compare their models, (iii) and for scientists who aim to apply the knowledge on synaptic transmission to implement biologically plausible neural networks in other scientific and technological fields. (
  • Recent data indicate that there are multiple mechanisms mediating fast and slow synaptic excitation in the enteric nervous system. (
  • Electrophysiology has elucidated mechanisms of synaptic transmission, while electron microscopy (EM) has provided insights into the morphological properties of synapses. (
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  • The mechanisms involved in synaptic transmission operate at different spatial and temporal scales ranging from the changes in molecular conformation, which occurs in a range of nanoseconds, to the time course of a single postsynaptic response occurring in a timescale of milliseconds, to minutes or hours if longer mechanisms such as LTP are considered. (
  • HAP1 modulated synaptic GABA A R number by inhibiting receptor degradation and facilitating receptor recycling. (
  • HAP1 inhibits degradation of internalized GABA A Rs, facilitating receptor recycling and an increase in functional cell surface and synaptic receptor number. (
  • The depolarization and synaptic depression were blocked by the dopamine receptor antagonist haloperidol. (
  • Calcium-sensing receptor activation depresses synaptic transmission. (
  • Classical endocrine transmission and highly specialized neuronal synapses rely on the same basic components, including specific ligand release, receptor binding and ligand transporters. (
  • In a recently published study, 13 we demonstrated that xenon depresses both NMDA and AMPA receptor-mediated excitatory while not affecting γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA A ) receptor-mediated inhibitory synaptic transmission in an acute murine brain slice preparation of a subcortical brain structure, the basolateral amygdala. (
  • In the current study, we therefore determined the impact of xenon on GABA A , NMDA, and AMPA receptor-mediated synaptic transmission in two distinct CNS areas that might be critically involved in producing the hypnotic and analgesic effects of xenon. (
  • The main goal of this project has been to understand better the role of astrocytic Gq GPCRs and Gs GPCRs in synaptic transmission and metabolism in the CNS in vivo. (
  • Thus, we validated the use of our pharmacogenetic tools to address the role of astrocytic Gq and Gs GPCR signaling in synaptic transmission and metabolism in vivo. (
  • Postdoc in Synaptic Transmission of Animal Disease Models at Department of Neuroscience at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (
  • Vito Di Maio , Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (ISASI) Pozzuoli - Italy, Editor for Frontiers in compitational Neuroscience in Cross Linking with Frontiers in Synaptic Transmission. (