Role of presynaptic 5-HT1A and 5-HT3 receptors in modulation of synaptic GABA transmission in dissociated rat basolateral amygdala neurons

Susumu Koyama, Nozomu Matsumoto, Nobuya Murakami, Chiharu Kubo, Junichi Nabekura, Norio Akaike

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Serotonin (5-HT) is considered to play a significant role in anxiety-related behaviors in animals through actions on the amygdaloid complex. To evaluate this role from the point of neurotransmitter release regulation, nystatin-perforated patch recording was employed on mechanically dissociated basolateral amygdala neurons containing functional synaptic boutons. GABAAergic miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents (mIPSCs) were pharmacologically separated. In subsets of neurons, 8-OH-DPAT (1 μM), a specific 5-HT1A agonist, continuously inhibited mIPSC frequency without effects on mIPSC amplitude. By comparison, mCPBG (1 μM), a specific 5-HT3 agonist, transiently facilitated mIPSC frequency without effects on mIPSC amplitude. Together these results suggest the presynaptic existence of both 5-HT receptor subtypes. In these neurons, application of 8-OH-DPAT and its subsequent removal still suppressed mCPBG-induced responses on mIPSCs. This suppression was not caused by a reduction of presynaptic 5-HT3 receptor affinities to mCPBG and was completely eliminated by pretreatment with N-ethylmaleimide, a pertussis toxin sensitive GTP-binding protein inhibitor. In the neurons exhibiting presynaptic modulation with mCPBG but not 8-OH-DPAT, such suppression by exposure to 8-OH-DPAT was not observed. In conclusion, activation of presynaptic 5-HT1A receptors inhibited mIPSC frequency and at the same time suppressed, via a G-protein-mediated mechanism, the transient facilitation of mIPSC frequency produced by activation of presynaptic 5-HT3 receptors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-387
Number of pages13
JournalLife Sciences
Volume72
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2002

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Receptors, Serotonin, 5-HT3
8-Hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin
Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potentials
Synaptic Transmission
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
Neurons
Rats
Modulation
GTP-Binding Proteins
Serotonin
Serotonin 5-HT3 Receptor Agonists
Chemical activation
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists
Nystatin
Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1A
Ethylmaleimide
Serotonin Receptors
Pertussis Toxin
Neurotransmitter Agents
Animals

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Role of presynaptic 5-HT1A and 5-HT3 receptors in modulation of synaptic GABA transmission in dissociated rat basolateral amygdala neurons. / Koyama, Susumu; Matsumoto, Nozomu; Murakami, Nobuya; Kubo, Chiharu; Nabekura, Junichi; Akaike, Norio.

In: Life Sciences, Vol. 72, No. 4-5, 20.12.2002, p. 375-387.

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