Entorhinal kindling permanently enhances Ca2+-dependent L-glutamate release in regio inferior of rat hippocampus

Patrick A. Jarvie, Thomas C. Logan, Changiz Geula, John T. Slevin*

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Rats were kindled to two consecutive class 5 seizures by once-daily entorhinal electrical stimulation. After one stimulus-free month, in vitro Ca2+-dependent, K+-stimulated endogenous amino acid release was measured in regio superior, regio inferior and dentate gyrus of the hippocampal formation. Ca2+-dependent l-glutamate release was robust in all 3 regions of controls and greatest in dentate gyrus; release of GABA and l-aspartate were significant in regio superior and dentate gyrus. l-Glutamate release was significantly enhanced in ipsilateral regio inferior of kindled hippocampus and tended to be greater contralaterally. This pattern was not seen in regio superior or dentate gyrus. These studies, in concert with others, suggest that Ca2+-dependent l-glutamate release in hippocampus is augmented by entorhinal kindling and that this enhanced release may be primarily from presynaptic granule cell mossy fiber projections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 5 1990


  • Ca
  • Excitatory amino acid
  • Glutamate
  • Hippocampus
  • Kindling
  • Long-term potentiation
  • Neurotransmitter release
  • Regio inferior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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