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Effect of 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate on the OFF responses of frog retinal ganglion cells and local ERG after glycinergic blockade

Authors
Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C Pharmacology Toxicology and Endocrinology
0742-8413
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
126
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0742-8413(00)00107-9
Keywords
  • Apb
  • Erg
  • Ganglion Cells
  • Glycinergic
  • Frog
  • Retina

Abstract

Abstract Perfusion with the ON channel blocker 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate (APB) of dark adapted frog eyecups not only abolished the ganglion cells’ (GC) ON responses and the ERG b-wave, but markedly potentiated the OFF responses of ON–OFF and phasic OFF-GCs and the d-wave amplitude of simultaneously recorded local ERG. Glycinergic blockade by strychnine prevented this potentiating effect in 31 out of 69 GCs, but did not change it at all in the other cells. At the same time the d-wave potentiation was preserved during the glycinergic blockade in all eyecups. The results indicate that glycinergic transmission is involved in the inhibition exerted from ON upon OFF channel in some but not all frog retinal GCs.

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