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Pharmacological and immunohistochemical evidence for serotonergic modulation of cholinergic nucleus basalis neurons

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Khateb, A.
Fort, Patrice
Alonso, A.
Jones, B. E.
Published in European Journal of Neuroscience. 1993, vol. 5, no. 5, p. 541-547
Abstract Identified electrophysiologically by low threshold bursts and transient outward rectification, cholinergic nucleus basalis neurons were recorded and labelled intracellularly in guinea-pig basal forebrain slices. By means of a triple labelling immunofluorescent technique, serotonin-immunoreactive fibres were visualized in close proximity to the soma and dendrites of the biocytin-labelled, choline acetyl transferase (ChAT)-immunoreactive cells. By bath application, 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) produced a direct hyperpolarization of the identified cells which was mimicked by 5-HT1A receptor agonists, suggesting that it may inhibit the tonic firing but also modulate the low threshold bursting of the cholinergic nucleus basalis neurons.
Keywords AnimalsCholine O-Acetyltransferase/metabolismDifferential Threshold/drug effectsElectrophysiologyFluorescent Antibody TechniqueGuinea PigsImmunohistochemistryLysine/analogs & derivativesNeurons/enzymology/ physiologyParasympathetic Nervous System/cytology/enzymology/ physiologySerotonin/pharmacology/ physiologySubstantia Innominata/cytology/enzymology/ physiology
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