Journal article

Inner retinal neurons display differential responses to N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor activation

D Sun, JL Rait, M Kalloniatis

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2003

Abstract

The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) responses of neurons from within the inner rabbit retina were mapped using a channel permeable cation, 1-amino-4-guanidobutane (agmatine, AGB). Serial sections were subsequently probed with immunoglobulins targeting AGB, glutamate, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and glycine to visualize the NMDA responses of neurochemical subpopulations of neurons. Most inner retinal subpopulations of neurons demonstrated an NMDA concentration-dependent increase in activation. This NMDA-induced activation displayed a distinct pattern, with the most sensitive class to least sensitive class ranking being GC > GABA cAC > GABA/Gly cAC > Gly cAC > GABA dAC (GC, ganglion cells; AC,..

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