Spider toxin (JSTX) blocks glutamate synapse in hippocampal pyramidal neurons.

Effects of spider toxin (JSTX)--a specific blocker of glutamate receptors--on single pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus were studied using tissue slices in vitro. JSTX blocked the synaptic response in CA1 pyramidal cells evoked by Schaffer collateral stimulation without affecting the antidromic spike potential. The toxin suppressed glutamate-induced cell… CONTINUE READING

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