Geoffrey Collins

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A study has been made of the in vitro effects of (+/-)- and (-)-baclofen on the evoked field potentials and release of endogenous amino acid neurotransmitter candidates (aspartate, glutamate, GABA and possibly taurine) which accompany electrical stimulation of the excitatory input to the olfactory cortex slice, the lateral olfactory tract. Baclofen appears(More)
The pharmacology of excitatory transmission in slices of olfactory cortex of the rat, perfused with solution containing picrotoxin, has been studied by assessing the effects of cis-2,3-piperidine dicarboxylate, a nonselective antagonist of excitatory amino acid receptors, 2-amino-5-phosphonopentanoate, a selective antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)(More)
Experiments have been carried out using slices of olfactory cortex of the mouse perfused in solution containing Mg2+ (1 mM) and in which the lateral olfactory tract was stimulated at a frequency of 1 pulse/5 sec to avoid polysynaptic activity. Application of the N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist D-(-)-2-amino-5-phosphonopentanoic acid (APP, 25 microM)(More)
A study has been undertaken of the effects of dopamine on excitatory transmission at the lateral olfactory tract (LOT)-superficial pyramidal cell synapse of the rat olfactory cortex slice by measuring the effects of bath-applied dopamine on the amplitudes and latencies of the surface field potentials evoked on submaximal LOT stimulation in a total of 32(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of monosynaptic excitations in the olfactory cortex slice by theta burst high frequency stimulation (theta-HFS) and application of the metabotropic glutamate receptor-selective agonist 1S,3R-1-aminocyclopentane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid (1S,3R-ACPD) has been studied. Theta-HFS optimally induced LTP when given 4 times at intervals of(More)