Spermine depresses NMDA, K/AMPA and GABAA-mediated synaptic transmission in the rat hippocampal slice preparation.

Title

Spermine depresses NMDA, K/AMPA and GABAA-mediated synaptic transmission in the rat hippocampal slice preparation.

Creator

DiScenna P G; Ferchmin P A; Eterovic V A; Teyler T J

Publisher

Brain research

Date

1994
1994-06

Description

The effects of spermine, an endogenous polyamine, were examined in area CA1 of the rat hippocampal slice preparation. Spermine, at low millimolar concentrations, rapidly and potently depressed NMDA and K/AMPA-mediated population EPSPs, and GABA-mediated monosynaptic population IPSPs. These effects contrast with its well-known potentiation of NMDA currents at lower concentrations. Our results raise the possibility that the large intracellular stores of spermine that are released after various neural insults could act as an endogenous neuroprotective mechanism by limiting excessive calcium entry.

Subject

AMPA/antagonists & inhibitors; Animals; Calcium Channels/drug effects; Evoked Potentials/drug effects; Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists/*pharmacology; GABA-A Receptor Antagonists; Hippocampus/drug effects/*physiology; In Vitro Techniques; N-Methyl-D-Aspartate/antagonists & inhibitors; Rats; Receptors; Spermine/*pharmacology; Synapses/drug effects/*physiology; Synaptic Transmission/*drug effects

Rights

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Pages

353–356

Issue

2

Volume

647

Citation

DiScenna P G; Ferchmin P A; Eterovic V A; Teyler T J, “Spermine depresses NMDA, K/AMPA and GABAA-mediated synaptic transmission in the rat hippocampal slice preparation.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 12, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3294.

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