Coactivation of multiple tightly coupled calcium channels triggers spontaneous release of GABA

C. Williams, W. Chen, C. Lee, D. Yaeger, N. Vyleta, S. Smith, Nature Neuroscience 15 (2012) 1195–1197.


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Voltage-activated Ca(2+) channels (VACCs) mediate Ca(2+) influx to trigger action potential-evoked neurotransmitter release, but the mechanism by which Ca(2+) regulates spontaneous transmission is unclear. We found that VACCs are the major physiological triggers for spontaneous release at mouse neocortical inhibitory synapses. Moreover, despite the absence of a synchronizing action potential, we found that spontaneous fusion of a GABA-containing vesicle required the activation of multiple tightly coupled VACCs of variable type.
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2012-09-01
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Nature Neuroscience
Acknowledgement
The work was supported by the US National Institutes of Health (DA027110 and GM097433) and OCTRI. C.W. and N.P.V. were supported by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (T32HL033808). We thank M. Andresen and K. Khodakhah for helpful comments.
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9
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1195 - 1197
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Williams C, Chen W, Lee C, Yaeger D, Vyleta N, Smith S. Coactivation of multiple tightly coupled calcium channels triggers spontaneous release of GABA. Nature Neuroscience. 2012;15(9):1195-1197. doi:10.1038/nn.3162
Williams, C., Chen, W., Lee, C., Yaeger, D., Vyleta, N., & Smith, S. (2012). Coactivation of multiple tightly coupled calcium channels triggers spontaneous release of GABA. Nature Neuroscience, 15(9), 1195–1197. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3162
Williams, Courtney, Wenyan Chen, Chia Lee, Daniel Yaeger, Nicholas Vyleta, and Stephen Smith. “Coactivation of Multiple Tightly Coupled Calcium Channels Triggers Spontaneous Release of GABA.” Nature Neuroscience 15, no. 9 (2012): 1195–97. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3162.
C. Williams, W. Chen, C. Lee, D. Yaeger, N. Vyleta, and S. Smith, “Coactivation of multiple tightly coupled calcium channels triggers spontaneous release of GABA,” Nature Neuroscience, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 1195–1197, 2012.
Williams C, Chen W, Lee C, Yaeger D, Vyleta N, Smith S. 2012. Coactivation of multiple tightly coupled calcium channels triggers spontaneous release of GABA. Nature Neuroscience. 15(9), 1195–1197.
Williams, Courtney, et al. “Coactivation of Multiple Tightly Coupled Calcium Channels Triggers Spontaneous Release of GABA.” Nature Neuroscience, vol. 15, no. 9, Nature Publishing Group, 2012, pp. 1195–97, doi:10.1038/nn.3162.

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