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Experimental brain research

Activation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors depresses recurrent inhibition of motoneurons in the neonatal rat spinal cord in vitro.


PMID 15991027

Abstract

This study examined whether activation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) could modulate synaptic inhibition of spinal motoneurons in the neonatal rat isolated spinal cord. Recurrent inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (IPSPs) generated by Renshaw cells were evoked via antidromic stimulation of motor axon collaterals and recorded intracellularly from lumbar motoneurons. The selective agonist of group I mGluRs DHPG (5 micromol L-1) depressed the recurrent IPSP, an effect prevented by the selective antagonist AIDA (500 micromol L-1). The depression by DHPG was use-independent and could be partly counteracted by increasing stimulus strength. Paired pulse depression observed at

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