Expression of GABA and glycine receptors by messenger RNAs from the developing rat cerebral cortex.

The ontogenesis of mRNAs coding for GABA and glycine receptors in the cerebral cortex of the rat was examined by extracting poly(A)+ mRNA from the brains of embryonic, postnatal or adult rats and injecting it into Xenopus oocytes. The ability of a messenger to express functional receptors was then assayed by measuring the membrane currents elicited by the… CONTINUE READING