Electrical synapses between Gaba-Releasing interneurons

  title={Electrical synapses between Gaba-Releasing interneurons},
  author={M. Galarreta and S. Hestrin},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • M. Galarreta, S. Hestrin
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Although gap junctions were first demonstrated in the mammalian brain about 30 years ago, the distribution and role of electrical synapses have remained elusive. A series of recent reports has demonstrated that inhibitory interneurons in the cerebral cortex, thalamus, striatum and cerebellum are extensively interconnected by electrical synapses. Investigators have used paired recordings to reveal directly the presence of electrical synapses among identified cell types. These studies indicate… CONTINUE READING
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