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Brain Res. 1987 Dec 1;433(2):288-92.

Selective loss of Purkinje and granule cell responsiveness to N-methyl-D-aspartate in rat cerebellum during development.

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Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, U.K.

Abstract

Depolarizing responses of Purkinje and granule cells to excitatory amino acid receptor agonists were recorded from rat cerebellar slices at various stages of postnatal maturation using a gap technique. No major developmental changes in relative potency or efficacy of kainate and quisqualate were observed. However, Purkinje and granule neurones both became less responsive to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) with age, most dramatically so between 14 and 21 days. This transient chemosensitivity to NMDA may reflect a special role of the NMDA receptor system in cerebellar development.

PMID:
3319048
DOI:
10.1016/0165-3806(87)90034-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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