Kai Meng

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We have previously shown that glycine binding sites on presynaptic NMDA receptors (NMDA-Rs) can tonically regulate glutamate release in the rat visual cortex. In the present study, we investigated the subunit composition of these presynaptic NMDA-Rs. We recorded miniature a-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor-mediated(More)
A large variability of paired-pulse plasticity (PPP) has been reported in CA3-CA1 synapses, and paired-pulse facilitation (PPF) has long been extensively used as a relative index of release probability (P(r)) from the presynaptic terminal. One of the most common ways of studying P(r) and PPP is to pass paired-pulse stimulation (PPS) through an electrode to(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) is a well-characterized form of synaptic plasticity that fulfills many of the criteria for the neural correlate of memory. LTP reversal (or depotentiation, DP) is thought to correlate with prevention or elimination of memory storage. LTP during and immediately after induction can be easily reversed by afferent stimulation, when(More)
Late-phase long-term potentiation (L-LTP) plays a very important role in the maintenance of long-term memory in hippocampus. However, studies have shown that L-LTP can be reversed by subsequent neuronal activity. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether the presynaptic mechanism and the change of AMPARs expressions are involved in the reversal(More)
Activity-dependent structural plasticity of dendritic spines of pyramidal neurons in the central neuron system has been proposed to be a cellular basis of learning and memory. Long-term potentiation (LTP) is accompanied by changes in synaptic morphology and structural remodeling of dendritic spines. However, there is considerable uncertainty as to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the roles of protein synthesis inhibitors in long-term potentiation(LTP) and depotentiation(DP) in hippocampal CA1 region of adult rats. METHODS Standard extracellular recording technique was used to record field EPSP(fEPSP) evoked by Schaffer collateral stimulation from the CA1 subfield of adult rat hippocampal slices. Paired-pulse(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate function of glycine receptors (GlyRs) at the hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells and to characterize the pharmacological properties of these receptors at early postnatal stage. METHODS We used whole cell patch clamp recording to study the current response in the acutely prepared hippocampal slices from postnatal day 11-13 rats induced(More)
To investigate the effects of magnetic resonance image (MRI) exposure on CNS development, we examined the effects of neonatal exposure of rats to a MRI magnetic field on their performance in the Morris water maze. After birth, all litters were randomly divided into an MRI-scanning group (experimental group) comprised of 7 mother rats and their offspring,(More)
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