Calcium channels triggering transmitter release in the rat medial superior olive.

@article{BarnesDavies2001CalciumCT,
  title={Calcium channels triggering transmitter release in the rat medial superior olive.},
  author={Margaret Barnes-Davies and Steven E. Owens and Ian D. Forsythe},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={2001},
  volume={162 1-2},
  pages={134-45}
}
We used whole cell voltage clamp recordings from neurones in rat auditory brainstem slices to study the Ca(2+) channel types involved in triggering synaptic glutamate and glycine release in the medial superior olivary nucleus. Glutamate release from the anterior ventral cochlear (aVCN) bushy neurone synapse did not involve L-type Ca(2+) channels (alpha(1C-D); Ca(V)1.2-1.3), but was mediated with similar efficacies by both N-type (alpha(1B); Ca(V)2.2) and the P/Q-type Ca(2+) channels (alpha(1A… CONTINUE READING