Enhancement of GABAA Receptor-Mediated Inhibitory Postsynaptic Currents Induced by “Partial Oxygen-Glucose Deprivation”
- Received Date: 2007-04-03
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 2007-10-22
Abstract: Abstract: Oxygen/glucose deprivation (OGD) has been widely used as an in vitro model of focal ischemia, where the blood flow is severely reduced and neurons rapidly die. However, adjacent to the focal region is ‘penumbra’, where residual blood flow remains oxygen and glucose supplies are at low levels. To model this pathological genesis, we developed a partial OGD (pOGD) protocol in a rat brain slice. This model met two requirements: oxygen was partially deprived and glucose was reduced in the perfusion buffer. Therefore we investigated the effect of pOGD on gama-aminobutyric acid (GABAA) receptor-mediated inhibitory postsynaptic currents (IPSCs) in CA1 neurons of a hippocampal slice through whole-cell patch-clamp technique. We found that the amplitude and decay time of IPSCs were increased immediately during pOGD treatment. And the enhancement of IPSCs amplitude resulted from an increase of the synaptic conductance without a significant change in the reversal potential of chloride. These results suggested that the nervous system could increase inhibitory neurotransmission to offset excitation by homeostasis mechanisms during the partial oxygen and glucose attack.
|Citation:||LI Hong-bin, HAN Hui-li, MA Wen-pei, DONG Zhi-fang, XU Lin. Enhancement of GABAA Receptor-Mediated Inhibitory Postsynaptic Currents Induced by “Partial Oxygen-Glucose Deprivation”. Zoological Research, 2007, 28(5): 491-496.|