Extrasynaptic GABA(A) channels activated by THIP are modulated by diazepam in CA1 pyramidal neurons in the rat brain hippocampal slice

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Abstract

Single-channel currents were activated by THIP (4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoxazolo[5,4-c]pyridin-3-ol) in cell-attached patches on CA1 pyramidal neurons in the rat hippocampal slice preparation. THIP activated GABA(A) channels after a delay that was concentration-dependent and decreased by 1 muM diazepam. The currents showed outward rectification. Channels activated at depolarized 40 mV relative to the chloride reversal potential had low conductance (<40 pS) but the conductance increased with time, resulting in high-conductance channels (>40 pS). The average maximal-channel conductances for 2 and 100 muM THIP were 59 and 62 pS (-Vp = 40 mV), respectively, whereas in 2 muM THIP plus 1 muM diazepam, it was 71 pS. The results show that in hippocampal neurons THIP activates channels with characteristics similar to those of channels activated by low concentrations (0.5-5 AM) of GABA. The increase in the inhibitory conductance with membrane depolarization permits gradation of the shunt pathway relative to the level of the excitatory input. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Catarina Lindquist
  • B Ebert
  • Bryndis Birnir
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Fysiologi
  • Farmaceutisk vetenskap
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)250-257
TidskriftMolecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Volym24
Utgivningsnummer1
StatusPublished - 2003
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa