Glycine-mediated inhibitory postsynaptic potentials in the medial pontine reticular formation of the rat in vitro.

@article{Stevens1996GlycinemediatedIP,
  title={Glycine-mediated inhibitory postsynaptic potentials in the medial pontine reticular formation of the rat in vitro.},
  author={David R. Stevens and Urs Gerber and R. W. McCarley and Robert W Greene},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1996},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={791-6}
}
Glycinergic neurotransmission was examined in rat medial pontine reticular formation neurons in vitro. Intracellular recordings using glass microelectrodes were made in acutely prepared brainstem slices 400 microns thick. Spontaneous and electrically evoked synaptic activity was blocked by the glycine antagonist strychnine (1-5 microM) but not by the GABA antagonists bicuculline methiodide (40 microM) or picrotoxin (40 microM). Strychnine-sensitive spontaneous and evoked postsynaptic potentials… CONTINUE READING