Hideki Shimada

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In order to further explore how GABA can modulate the excitability of noradrenergic neurons of the locus coeruleus (LC), we investigated the presence of GABA(A) receptors on glutamatergic nerve terminals and the functional consequences of their activation. We used mechanically dissociated immature rat LC neurons with adherent nerve terminals and patch-clamp(More)
The seven members of Shaker-related K(+) channel family, which are known to regulate membrane excitability and transmitter release, have been identified in the CNS. It is known that the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr) receives GABAergic inputs mainly from the striatum and sends GABAergic outputs to the thalamus. An immunohistochemical study shows(More)