Synaptic transmission in the striatum is regulated by metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors through pre- and postsynaptic mechanisms. We investigated the involvement of mGlu 1 and 5 receptors in the control of both excitatory and inhibitory transmission in the striatum. The mGlu I and 5 receptor agonist 3,5-DHPG failed to affect glutamate transmission, while it caused a biphasic effect on GABA transmission, characterized by early increase and late decrease in the frequency of spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs) recorded from striatal principal neurons. Both mGlu I and 5 receptors were involved in the early response to 3,5-DHPG, through membrane depolarization of striatal GABAergic interneurons and action potential generation. The 3,5-DHPG-mediated late depression of inhibitory inputs to striatal principal neurons was conversely secondary to mGlu 5 receptor activation and subsequent endocannabinoid release. In conclusion, we have identified an mGlu-dependent mechanism of GABA transmission regulation of potential relevance for physiological neuronal activity. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Endocannabinoids limit metabotropic glutamate 5 receptor-mediated synaptic inhibition of striatal principal neurons|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|