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2006-05-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 7 page(s)

Capron Brigitte , Sindic Christian, Godaux Emile, Ris Laurence , "The characteristics of LTP induced in hippocampal slices are dependent on slice-recovery conditions" in Learning & Memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), 13, 3, 271-277

  • Edition : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor (NY)
  • Codes CREF : Neurophysiologie (DI3224)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Neurosciences (M119), Biologie humaine et Toxicologie (M125)
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(Anglais) In area CA1 of hippocampal slices which are allowed to recover from slicing “in interface” and where recordings are carried out in interface, a single 1-sec train of 100-Hz stimulation triggers a short-lasting long-term potentiation (S-LTP), which lasts 1–2 h, whereas multiple 1-sec trains induce a long-lasting LTP (L-LTP), which lasts several hours.Moreover, the threshold and the features of these LTP depend on the history of the neurons, a phenomenon known as metaplasticity. Here, where all recordings were performed in interface, we found that allowing the slices to recover “in submersion” had dramatic metaplastic effects. In these conditions, a single 1-sec train at 100 Hz induced an L-LTP which lasted at least 4 h and was dependent on protein synthesis. Interestingly, this type of metaplasticity was observed when the concentration of Mg++ used was 1.0 mM but not when it was 1.3 mM. The LTP induced by four 1-sec trains at 100 Hz was similar whatever the incubation method. However, the signaling cascades recruited to achieve that pattern were different. In the interface–interface paradigm (recovery and recording both in interface) the four-train induced LTP recruited the PKA signaling pathway but not that of the p42/44MAPK. On the contrary, in the submersion–interface paradigm the four-train induced LTP recruited the p42/44MAPK signaling pathway but not that of the PKA. To our knowledge this is the first example of metaplasticity involving the recruitment of signaling cascades in LTP.

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  • ISSN : 072-0502/0
  • DOI : 10.1101/lm.135406