[Intrasynaptic ephaptic feedback in central synapses].

  title={[Intrasynaptic ephaptic feedback in central synapses].},
  author={Leon L. Voronin},
  journal={Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova},
  volume={85 6},
  • Leon L. Voronin
  • Published 1999 in
    Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M…
A review is given of experiments performed in the author's laboratory on slices from the rat visual cortex and hippocampus. The aim was to test the existence of the positive feedback in central synapses according to a mechanism of electrical (ephatic) linking proposed by A. L. Byzow. The hypothesis predicts that, in a subset of central synapses, artificial postsynaptic membrane potential (MP) hyperpolarization should increase the amplitude of the excitatory postsynaptic current (EPSC) and… CONTINUE READING