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Mechanisms of synaptic depression triggered by metabotropic glutamate receptors

Published inCellular and molecular life sciences, vol. 65, no. 18, p. 2913-2923
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2008

Glutamate, by activation of metabotropic receptors (mGluRs), can lead to a reduction of synaptic efficacy at many synapses. These forms of synaptic plasticity are referred to as long-term depression (mGluR-LTD). We will distinguish between mGluR-LTD induced by pre- or postsynaptic receptors and mGluR-LTD induced by the locus of the expression mechanism of the synaptic depression. We will also review recent evidence that mGluR-mediated responses themselves are subject to depression, which may constitute a form of metaplasticity.

  • Animals
  • Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials/physiology
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Synaptic Depression/physiology
  • Neuronal Plasticity/physiology
  • Protein Isoforms/metabolism
  • Receptors, Metabotropic Glutamate/metabolism
  • Synapses/physiology
  • Synaptic Transmission/physiology
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BELLONE, Camilla, LUESCHER, Christian, MAMELI, Manuel. Mechanisms of synaptic depression triggered by metabotropic glutamate receptors. In: Cellular and molecular life sciences, 2008, vol. 65, n° 18, p. 2913–2923. doi: 10.1007/s00018-008-8263-3
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ISSN of the journal1420-682X

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