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Long-term enhancement of synaptic fidelity at the calyx of held-MNTB synapse 1 edition

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Marcus Salvatori

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Long-term enhancement of synaptic fidelity at the calyx of held-MNTB synapse.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

The calyx of Held-MNTB synapse is a pivotal relay station of the auditory pathway involved in high frequency sound localization. Using whole cell patch clamp recordings, we have demonstrated that tetanic burst stimulation of the presynaptic axon paired with depolarization of postsynaptic neurons can induce the up-regulation of synaptic fidelity. Further experimentation involving either the NMDAR antagonist APV or the exogenous application of NMDA imply that prolonged postsynaptic activation of NMDARs is necessary and sufficient for the induction of fidelity enhancement. Furthermore, the up-regulation of fidelity was attenuated by postsynaptic injection of the Ca2+ buffer BAPTA, indicating that Ca2+ influx through NMDARs triggers the activation of a signaling cascade necessary for the expression of such activity-dependent plasticity. These results imply that sensory activity associated with the onset of hearing may trigger and/or accelerate developmental changes in synaptic fidelity at the calyx of Held synapse via postsynaptic, NMDAR-dependent, Ca2+ influx.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-02, page: 0771.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

GERSTEIN MICROTEXT copy on microfiche (2 microfiches).

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