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The response of cortical neurons to a sensory stimulus is modulated by the context. In the visual cortex, for example, stimulation of a pyramidal cell's receptive-field surround can attenuate the cell's response to a stimulus in the centre of its receptive field, a phenomenon called surround suppression. Whether cortical circuits contribute to surround(More)
The response of cortical neurons to a sensory stimulus is shaped by the network in which they are embedded. Here we establish a role of parvalbumin (PV)-expressing cells, a large class of inhibitory neurons that target the soma and perisomatic compartments of pyramidal cells, in controlling cortical responses. By bidirectionally manipulating PV cell(More)
Transfer of a 36-kilobase piece of human DNA containing the beta-interferon (IFN-beta) gene into mouse Ltk-cells leads to transient expression of human interferon even without an exogenous inducer. A low level of human interferon expression is also found in most stable clones containing the transferred DNA. With double-stranded RNA or Newcastle disease(More)
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