Maturation of GABAergic transmission and the timing of plasticity in visual cortex

Jiang, B., Huang, Z. J., Morales, B., Kirkwood, A. (2005) Maturation of GABAergic transmission and the timing of plasticity in visual cortex. Brain Research Reviews, 50 (1). pp. 126-133. ISSN 01650173 (ISSN)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16024085
DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresrev.2005.05.007

Abstract

During a brief postnatal critical period, excitatory connections in visual cortex can be easily modified by alterations of visual experience. Recent studies conducted in rodents, and particularly in genetically altered mice, have implicated the maturation of cortical GABAergic inhibition in the timing of the critical period. In this paper we (1) review the postnatal changes in GABAergic transmission that can have consequences for visual cortex plasticity and (2) discuss possible mechanisms by which GABAergic circuits could regulate the onset and termination of the critical period for cortical plasticity. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monocular deprivation Plasticity Visual cortex 4 aminobutyric acid receptor brain region human mononuclear cell nerve cell plasticity nerve cell stimulation nerve conduction nonhuman postnatal care priority journal review rodent Animals gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Neuronal Plasticity Synaptic Transmission
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > small molecules > GABAergic
organism description > animal > mammal > rodent > mouse
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell functions > neural plasticity
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > visual cortex
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Communities: CSHL labs > Huang lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 18:46
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/25806

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