The long and short of GABAergic neurons.

  title={The long and short of GABAergic neurons.},
  author={Antonio Caputi and Sarah Melzer and Magdalena Michael and Hannah Monyer},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={23 2},
GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the adult brain. Studies on GABAergic cells have focused almost exclusively on local interneurons neglecting those inhibitory neurons projecting to different brain areas, the 'long-range GABAergic cells'. This review focuses on some common features and peculiarities of 'corticofugal' and 'corticopetal' GABAergic cells. Similarly to their local counterpart, long-range GABAergic cells show immunohistochemical diversity and… CONTINUE READING