Journal article

Scopolamine Impairs Spatial Information Recorded With "Miniscope" Calcium Imaging in Hippocampal Place Cells

Dechuan Sun, Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan, Chris French

FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

The hippocampus and associated cholinergic inputs have important roles in spatial memory in rodents. Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) are involved in the communication of cholinergic signals and regulate spatial memory. They have been found to impact the memory encoding process, but the effect on memory retrieval is controversial. Previous studies report that scopolamine (a non-selective antagonist of mAChR) induces cognitive deficits on animals, resulting in impaired memory encoding, but the effect on memory retrieval is less certain. We tested the effects of blocking mAChRs on hippocampal network activity and neural ensembles that had previously encoded spatial information. The ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australia Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Australia Research Council under Discovery Project (DP170100363) and Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.