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We investigated the modulation by growth factors of phospholipase C (PLC)-linked glutamate receptors during in vitro development of hippocampal cultures. In defined medium, glial cells represent between 3 and 14% of total cell number. When we added basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) 2 h after plating, we found: (i) a neuroprotection from naturally(More)
Calcium ions (Cd2+) inhibit inositol phosphate (IP) formation elicited by glutamate (GLU) or K+ ions, without affecting carbachol (Carb)-induced IP response in 8-day-old rat forebrain synaptoneurosomes and synaptosomes. On the contrary, Cd2+ was almost ineffective in blocking GLU- and K(+)-responses in hippocampal neurones in culture. The mechanism of Cd2+(More)
Transient peaks of quisqualate (QA)-, but not 1S,3R-1-amino-3-cyclopentane dicarboxylate (1S,3R-ACPD)- and carbachol-induced inositol phosphate formation occur between 2 and 5 days in vitro (DIV) in hippocampal neurons in culture. In order to elucidate the putative origin of such developmental activity differences, the effect of PKC on metabotropic(More)
Subdiffusion has been proposed as an explanation of various kinetic phenomena inside living cells. In order to fascilitate large-scale computational studies of subdiffusive chemical processes, we extend a recently suggested mesoscopic model of subdiffusion into an accurate and consistent reaction-subdiffusion computational framework. Two different possible(More)
The dependence on Ca2+ of basal, glutamate- and carbachol-stimulated phosphoinositide (PI) turnover was studied on 8-day old rat brain synaptoneurosomes. For that purpose, intracellular and extracellular Ca2+ concentrations were buffered by bis-(alpha-aminophenoxy)-ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid, in its tetra(acetoxymethyl)-ester form (BAPTA-AM) and in(More)
The influence of intracellular pH (pHi) changes on the formation of inositol phosphate metabolites (IPs) produced by glutamatergic stimulation was studied in 8-day-old rat brain synaptoneurosomes. For this purpose pHi was measured using 2',7'-bis-(2-carboxyl)-5,6-carboxyfluorescein (BCECF) fluorimetric assay in parallel with the basal and receptor-mediated(More)
The regulation of intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) by glutamate metabotropic receptors (mGluR) was studied in 8-day-old rat forebrain synaptoneurosomes using spectrofluorimetric methods. Here we demonstrate that metabotropic glutamate agonists induce in rat brain synaptoneurosomes a Ca2+ influx largely dependent upon the presence of Ca2+ in the(More)