Domenico Del Turco27
Guido J Burbach15
27Domenico Del Turco
15Guido J Burbach
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  • Uwe Schulte, Jörg-Oliver Thumfart, Nikolaj Klöcker, Claudia A. Sailer, Wolfgang Bildl, Martin Biniossek +7 others
  • 2006
The voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channel subunit Kv1.1 is a major constituent of presynaptic A-type channels that modulate synaptic transmission in CNS neurons. Here, we show that Kv1.1-containing channels are complexed with Lgi1, the functionally unassigned product of the leucine-rich glioma inactivated gene 1 (LGI1), which is causative for an autosomal(More)
The mechanisms controlling axon guidance are of fundamental importance in understanding brain development. Growing corticospinal and somatosensory axons cross the midline in the medulla to reach their targets and thus form the basis of contralateral motor control and sensory input. The motor and sensory projections appeared uncrossed in patients with(More)
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that can alter cortical excitability in human subjects for hours beyond the stimulation period. It thus has potential as a therapeutic tool in neuropsychiatric disorders associated with alterations in cortical excitability. However, rTMS-induced neural(More)
In the CNS, prolonged activation of GABA(A) receptors (GABA(A)Rs) has been shown to evoke biphasic postsynaptic responses, consisting of an initial hyperpolarization followed by a depolarization. A potential mechanism underlying the depolarization is an acute chloride (Cl(-)) accumulation resulting in a shift of the GABA(A) reversal potential (E(GABA)). The(More)
Sympathetic neurons are generated through a succession of differentiation steps that initially lead to noradrenergic neurons innervating different peripheral target tissues. Specific targets, like sweat glands in rodent footpads, induce a change from noradrenergic to cholinergic transmitter phenotype. Here, we show that cytokines acting through the gp 130(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic strength is a long-lasting form of synaptic plasticity that has been linked to information storage. Although the molecular and cellular events underlying LTP are not yet fully understood, it is generally accepted that changes in dendritic spine calcium levels as well as local protein synthesis play a central role.(More)
Following brain injury, neurons efferently connected from the lesion site are denervated and remodel their dendritic tree. Denervation-induced dendritic reorganization of granule cells was investigated in the dentate gyrus of the Thy1-GFP mouse. After mechanical transection of the perforant path, single granule cells were 3D-reconstructed at different time(More)
Paired-pulse inhibition (PPI) of the population spike observed in extracellular field recordings is widely used as a read-out of hippocampal network inhibition. PPI reflects GABA(A) receptor-mediated inhibition of principal neurons through local interneurons. However, because of its polysynaptic nature, it is difficult to assign PPI changes to precise(More)
The significance of the peripheral immune system in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis remains controversial. To study the CNS invasion of hematopoietic cells in the course of cerebral amyloidosis, we used a green fluorescence protein (GFP)-bone marrow chimeric amyloid precursor protein transgenic mouse model (APP23 mice). No difference in the number of(More)
The spine apparatus is a cellular organelle that is present in many dendritic spines of excitatory neurons in the mammalian forebrain. Despite its discovery >40 years ago, the function of the spine apparatus is still unknown although calcium buffering functions as well as roles in synaptic plasticity have been proposed. We have recently shown that the(More)