Excitatory amino acid responses in relay neurons of the rat lateral geniculate nucleus.


Responses to glutamate receptor agonists were recorded from identified relay neurons in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the rat, using the nystatin-perforated patch-clamp technique. Rapid application of glutamate, N-methyl-D-aspartate, (RS)-alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionate (AMPA) and kainate induced inward currents at a holding… (More)