Pharmacological antagonism of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 regulates long-term potentiation and spatial reference memory in the dentate gyrus of freely moving rats via N-methyl-D-aspartate and metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent mechanisms
Naie, K.; Manahan-Vaughan, D.
European Journal of Neuroscience 21(2): 411-421
ISSN/ISBN: 0953-816X PMID: 15673440 DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.03864.x
Group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are critically required for multiple forms of hippocampal synaptic plasticity in vivo. The role of the receptor subtype mGluR1 in long-term potentiation (LTP) and learning is unclear. We examined the contribution of mGluR1 to hippocampal LTP and spatial learning using the selective antagonist (S)-(+)-alpha-amino-4carboxy-2-methylbenzene-acetic acid (LY367385). Male Wistar rats were chronically implanted with recording and stimulating electrodes to enable measurement of evoked potentials from medial perforant path-dentate gyrus granule cell synapses. An injection cannula was inserted into the ipsilateral cerebral ventricle to enable drug application.