Electrical and chemical synapses among parvalbumin fast-spiking GABAergic interneurons in adult mouse neocortex.

@article{Galarreta2002ElectricalAC,
  title={Electrical and chemical synapses among parvalbumin fast-spiking GABAergic interneurons in adult mouse neocortex.},
  author={M. A. G. V. Galarreta and Shaul Hestrin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 19},
  pages={12438-43}
}
Networks of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic interneurons connected via electrical and chemical synapses are thought to play an important role in detecting and promoting synchronous activity in the cerebral cortex. Although the properties of electrical and chemical synaptic interactions among inhibitory interneurons are critical for their function as a network, they have only been studied systematically in juvenile animals. Here, we have used transgenic mice expressing the enhanced green… CONTINUE READING