The glutamate receptor subtype mediating parallel fibre-Purkinje cell transmission in rabbit cerebellar cortex.

Responses of Purkinje cells to parallel fibre stimulation and to ionophoretically applied glutamate agonists, L-glutamate, L-aspartate, quisqualate, kainate and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), were extracellularly recorded in a superficial folium of the dorsal paraflocculus of high-decerebrate rabbits. NMDA caused an inhibition of simple spike discharge from… CONTINUE READING