Adam Gorlewicz

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Kainate is a potent neurotoxin known to induce acute seizures. However, whether kainate receptors (KARs) play any role in the pathophysiology of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is not known. In TLE, recurrent mossy fiber (rMF) axons form abnormal excitatory synapses onto other dentate granule cells that operate via KARs. The present study explores the(More)
Kainate receptors (KARs) consist of a family of ionotropic glutamate receptors composed of the combinations of five subunits, GluK1-GluK5. Although KARs display close structural homology with AMPA receptors, they serve quite distinct functions. A great deal of our knowledge of the molecular and functional properties of KARs comes from their study in the(More)
Synaptic plasticity in the autoassociative network of recurrent connections among hippocampal CA3 pyramidal cells is thought to enable the storage of episodic memory. Impaired episodic memory is an early manifestation of cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the APP/PS1 mouse model of AD amyloidosis, we show that associative long-term synaptic(More)
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