Spatial learning deficits in mice lacking A-type K(+) channel subunits.

@article{Lockridge2011SpatialLD,
  title={Spatial learning deficits in mice lacking A-type K(+) channel subunits.},
  author={Amber D. Lockridge and Li-Lian Yuan},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1152-6}
}
Kv4.2-mediated A-type K(+) channels in dendrites act to dampen back-propagating action potentials, constrain coincidence detection, and modify synaptic properties. Because of naturally high concentrations in the hippocampus, genetic deletion of this protein results in enhanced CA1 dendritic excitability and a broader signal integration time window with potential implications for spatial learning. In this investigation, we tested Kv4.2 knockout mice in the Morris water maze to assess their… CONTINUE READING

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