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Presynaptically Silent GABA Synapses in Hippocampus

Bekkers, John

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Mammalian central synapses commonly specialize in one fast neurotransmitter, matching the content of their presynaptic vesicles with the appropriate receptors in their postsynaptic membrane. Here, I show that hippocampal cultures contain autaptic glutamatergic synapses that contravene this rule: in addition to postsynaptic glutamate receptors, they also express clusters of functional postsynaptic GABAA receptors yet lack presynaptic GABA. Hence, these synapses are presynaptically silent with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83433
Source: Journal of Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4969-04.2005

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