Motooka Y, Kondoh T, Nomura T, Tamaki N, Nishizaki T (2001) Poster: Selective cholinergic denervation inhibits expression of long-term potentiation in the adult but not infant rat hippocampus. Neuroscience 2001 Abstracts 599.7. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
Summary: The present study assessed the role of the cholinergic systems on the expression of perforant path long-term potentiation (LTP) in rat hippocampal slices from the infant and adult brain. To denervate the cholinergic systems, 192 1gG-saporin was injected into the lateral ventricle of the infant (2 weeks old) and adult (6 weeks old) rat brain. There, choline acetyltransferase immunoreactive fibers were little detectable two weeks and two months after injection for both the groups. For the infant rats, perforant path LTP was not affected by selective cholinergic denervation; the probability of LTP development was 0.83 (5/six slices) and 0.78 (7/nine slices) at 2 weeks and 2 months later in 192 IgG-saporin-treated slices, as compared with 0.83 at each period in control saline-treated slices. In contrast, the expression of the LTP was blocked by selective cholinergic denervation for the adult rats; the probability of LTP development was 0 (0/ten slices) and 0.38 (3/eight slices) at 2 weeks and 2 months later in 192 IgG-saporin-treated slices, as compared with 0.8 (8/ten slices) and 0.83 (5/six slices) at each period in control saline-treated slices. The results of the present study thus suggest that the cholinergic systems play a crucial role in the expression of LTP in the adult brain and that the denervated systems in the infant brain could be compensated by the sprouting of non-cholinergic fibers.
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