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Biofizika. 1999 Nov-Dec;44(6):1094-100.

[Activity of the climbing fiber innervating various Purkinje cells].

[Article in Russian]

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Kogan Research Institute for Neurocybernetics, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.


Low-amplitude potentials (10-130 microV) related to the action of a distant branch of the climbing fiber, which elicits complex spikes of the reference Purkinje cell were revealed by means of potential averaging synchronously with complex spikes of Purkinje cells in 10 out of 255 paired records of cerebellar Purkinje cells activity and extracellular field potentials at interelectrode distances of 200-1500 microns. These potential waves had a stable form in independent sets of data. In 3 out of 10 cases, the low-amplitude potentials included a slow (about 100 ms in duration) component. In one case, both test and reference electrodes recorded both simple and complex spikes of different Purkinje cells so that complex spikes of both cells were practically synchronous (conditional probability of complex spikes p = 0.97, onset time difference 0.54 ms). Thus for the first time in cerebellar physiology both simple and complex spikes activity of two Purkinje cells controlled by the same climbing fiber was recorded.

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