Interneurons in the basolateral amygdala

Spampanato, Jay, Polepalli, Jai and Sah, Pankaj (2011) Interneurons in the basolateral amygdala. Neuropharmacology, 60 5: 765-773. doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2010.11.006

Author Spampanato, Jay
Polepalli, Jai
Sah, Pankaj
Title Interneurons in the basolateral amygdala
Journal name Neuropharmacology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-3908
Publication date 2011-04
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2010.11.006
Volume 60
Issue 5
Start page 765
End page 773
Total pages 9
Editor Dimitri M. Kullmann
Karri P. Lamsa
Bruno Frenguelli
Place of publication East Park, Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The amygdala is a temporal lobe structure that is the center of emotion processing in the mammalian brain. Recent interest in the amygdala arises from its role in processing fear and the relationship of fear to human anxiety. The amygdaloid complex is divided into a number of subnuclei that have extensive intra and extra nuclear connections. In this review we discuss recent findings on the physiology and plasticity of inputs to interneurons in the basolateral amygdala, the primary input station. These interneurons are a heterogeneous group of cells that can be separated on immunohistochemical and electrophysiological grounds. Glutamatergic inputs to these interneurons form diverse types of excitatory synapses. This diversity is manifest in both the subunit composition of the underlying NMDA receptors as well as their ability to show plasticity. We discuss these differences and their relationship to fear learning.
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Keyword Learning and memory
GABA receptors
NR2B subunits
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 18 November 2010. Published under "Invited review". Special issue: "Synaptic Plasticity & Interneurons".

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