HOMOSYNAPTIC LONG-TERM DEPRESSION OF CA3-CA3 SYNAPSES IN THE IN-VIVO HIPPOCAMPUS

Citation
Zq. Wu et al., HOMOSYNAPTIC LONG-TERM DEPRESSION OF CA3-CA3 SYNAPSES IN THE IN-VIVO HIPPOCAMPUS, Brain research, 789(2), 1998, pp. 335-338
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurosciences
Journal title
Volume
789
Issue
2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
335 - 338
Database
ISI
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Abstract
We tested the hypothesis that homosynaptic long-term depression (LTD) can be induced at the CA3-CA3 synapses in the adult, in vivo hippocamp us while the CA3-CA1 synapses remain unchanged. Low-frequency conditio ning stimulation of the contralateral fimbria significantly depressed the CA3 population response but did not change the simultaneously reco rded CA3 response to angular bundle test stimulation. Similarly, in an other group of animals, low-frequency conditioning stimulation of the contralateral fimbria depressed the CA3 synaptic response and left the collateral CA1 synaptic response unchanged. Among the possible explan ations for this differential induction of homosynaptic LTD at the CA3- CA3 and CA3-CA1 synapses are differential control of intracellular cal cium, differing levels of inhibition in these two regions, and the rec ency of 'natural' long-term potentiation in the two regions. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.