C T Livsey

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The desensitization rate of non-NMDA glutamate receptors was investigated in outside-out membrane patches obtained from morphologically identified spiny "mossy cells" (SMCs) and aspiny hilar interneurons (AHIs) in young rat hippocampal slices. The fast application of a 1 mM step of L-glutamate for 50-100 msec in the presence of TTX and dizolcipine (MK-801)(More)
In the hilar region of the rat hippocampus, large spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic currents (sEPSCs) mediated by non-NMDA glutamate receptors are present in both excitatory spiny mossy cells and inhibitory aspiny hilar interneurons, making these neurons ideal candidates for a comparative study using the tight seal whole-cell recording technique. Although(More)
The combination of aminophosphonobutyric plus kynurenic acids (APB/Kyn) was compared to aspartate with respect to its ability to block synaptic transmission from photoreceptors. Like aspartate, APB/Kyn blocks photoreceptor synaptic transmission, as monitored by the b- and d-waves of the electroretinogram, by the proximal negative response and M-wave of the(More)
Light-evoked changes in extracellular Ca2+ concentration were recorded with Ca2(+)-selective microelectrodes in the retina of the frog eyecup. A Ca-decrease at light onset and offset was found in the inner plexiform layer, and its properties are consistent with it resulting from Ca2+ influx into activated neuronal terminals. In the subretinal space, a(More)
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