Neuroscience 2001 ;107(1):59-69
Division of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
Mossy fiber activity can evoke Ca2+ release from internal stores in CA3 neurons, but the physiological conditions under which this occurs and the mechanisms underlying the release are not understood. Using rat hippocampal slices we report here that short trains of mossy fiber stimulation activate group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) on CA3 pyramidal neurons and elicit waves of Ca2+ release from inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) sensitive internal stores that propagate from stratum lucidum to the soma and in some cases distally out the dendrites. Activation of mGluR1,5 receptors by an agonist trans-azetidine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid (tADA) applied to stratum lucidum was also sufficient to induce waves of Ca2+ release. Read More