Journal article

mGluR(1) receptors contribute to non-purinergic slow excitatory transmission to submucosal VIP neurons of guinea-pig ileum

Jaime Pei Pei Foong, Joel C Bornstein

Frontiers in Neuroscience | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2009


Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) immunoreactive secretomotor neurons in the submucous plexus are involved in mediating bacterial toxin-induced hypersecretion leading to diarrhoea. VIP neurons become hyperexcitable after the mucosa is exposed to cholera toxin, which suggests that the manipulation of the excitability of these neurons may be therapeutic. This study used standard intracellular recording methods to systematically characterize slow excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs) evoked in submucosal VIP neurons by different stimulus regimes (1, 3 and 15 pulse 30 Hz stimulation), together with their associated input resistances and pharmacology. All slow EPSPs were associated with a ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC Grant No. 40053) and an Australian Postgraduate Award (JPPF).