| Using both extracellular field potential and whole-cell patch-clamp recordings in brainstem parasagital slices of juvenile rat with the mandibular nerve attached, we show here that the induction of trigeminal primary afferent LTP: (1) does not require the activation of ionotropic glutamate receptors; (2) is dependent on extracellular Ca(2+) and the release of Ca(2+) from intracellular stores; (3) is specifically prevented by the metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGluR5) antagonist 2-methyl-6-(phenylethynyl)pyridine but not the mGluR1 antagonist LY367385, group II mGluR antagonist LY341495 or group III mGluR antagonist MAP4; (4) is mimicked by the bath-applied group I mGluR agonist (S)-3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine and mGluR5 agonist (RS)-2-chloro-5-hydroxyphenylglycine; (5) requires the activation of phospholipase C (PLC) and protein kinase C (PKC); and (6) is concomitantly with a decrease in paired-pulse depression.
| Positive_regulation (induction) of MAP4 in juvenile associated with medulla, kinase c, depression, antagonist, glutamate receptor, agonist and long-term potentiation
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