Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels regulate firing of globus pallidus neurons in vivo
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摘要The globus pallidus plays a significant role in motor control under both health and pathological states. Recent studies have revealed that hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels occupy a critical position in globus pallidus pacemaking activity. Morphological studies have shown the expression of HCN channels in the globus pallidus. To investigate the in vivo effects of HCN channels in the globus pallidus, extracellular recordings and behavioral tests were performed in the present study. In normal rats, micro-pressure ejection of 0.05 mM ZD7288, the selective HCN channel blocker, decreased the frequency of spontaneous firing in 21 out of the 40 pallidal neurons. The average decrease was 50.4 +/- 5.4%. Interestingly, in another 18 out of the 40 pallidal neurons, ZD7288 increased the firing rate by 137.1 +/- 27.6%. Similar bidirectional modulation on the firing rate was observed by a higher concentration of ZD7288 (0.5 mM) as well as another HCN channel blocker, CsCl. Furthermore, activation of HCN channels by 8-Br-cAMP increased the firing rate by 63.0 +/- 93% in 15 out of the 25 pallidal neurons and decreased the firing rate by 46.9 +/- 9.4% in another 8 out of the 25 pallidal neurons. Further experiments revealed that modulation of glutamatergic but not GABAergic transmission may be involved in ZD7288-induced increase in firing rate. Consistent with electrophysiological results, further studies revealed that modulation of HCN channels also had bidirectional effects on behavior. Taken together, the present studies suggest that HCN channels may modulate the activity of pallidal neurons by different pathways in vivo. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
著者Chen L, Xu R, Sun FJ, Xue Y, Hao XM, Liu HX, Wang H, Chen XY, Liu ZR, Deng WS, Han XH, Xie JX, Yung WH
期刊名稱Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
頁次46 - 55
關鍵詞Firing rate; Globus pallidus; HCN channels; Rat; Single unit recording
Web of Science 學科類別Neurosciences; Neurosciences & Neurology

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