Send to

Choose Destination
Brain Res Bull. 1984 Jul;13(1):39-42.

Anisomycin blocks the late phase of long-term potentiation in the dentate gyrus of freely moving rats.


Freely moving rats, chronically implanted with stimulation electrodes in the medial entorhinal cortex and recording electrodes in the dentate gyrus, received two 400 micrograms intraventricular injections of anisomycin during a tetanization procedure that induced a long-lasting potentiation (72 hours) of the monosynaptic field potential. Inhibition of protein synthesis during the tetanization procedure did not immediately influence the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP). However, 3-4 hours after the beginning of tetanization the potentiation effect decayed progressively and was abolished totally during the remaining 7 day observation period. In control experiments anisomycin did not affect the slope of field EPSP's and produced a reversible depression of the population spike amplitude. These data indicate a relatively specific effect of the protein synthesis inhibitor on mechanisms involved in a late phase of LTP stabilization.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center