The role of calcium in short-term potentiation in the rat hippocampal slice.

@article{Anwyl1988TheRO,
  title={The role of calcium in short-term potentiation in the rat hippocampal slice.},
  author={Roger Anwyl and Wei Ling Lee and Michael J. Rowan},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1988},
  volume={459 1},
  pages={192-5}
}
Short-term potentiation of extracellular field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSP's) was investigated in the stratum radiatum of CA1 of the rat hippocampal slice in vitro. A presynaptic tetanus consisting of a single train of stimuli at 250 Hz evoked short-term potentiation (STP), but not long-term potentiation (LTP) of small amplitude, just suprathreshold, EPSP's in a medium containing 2 mM Ca and 2 mM Mg. Increasing the number of stimuli in the tetanus enhanced the initial amplitude of… CONTINUE READING