Scott's msg was enlightening. Because of the inherent integration of the nervous
system, it's certain that there's a connection. I'd not thought about it before
Scott's post, but if I were to study it, I'd begin at a point in the literature that
focussed on correlations between LTP and the various hippocampal "rythyms", and look
for a correlation to Parkinson's motor rythms. (That's where I'd start... can't say
whether it'd pan out.) ken
P. S. Thanks for the comprehensive perforant path ref.
Hannah Dvorak-Carbone wrote:
> In article <6vn6em$ejn$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>, Hemidactylus at my-dejanews.com> says...
> >In article <6vmh3d$gom at sjx-ixn6.ix.netcom.com>,
> > flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank LeFever) wrote:
> >> This is a strange query. My first impulse is to say that if
> >you want
> >> to know what relevance LTP has for medicine and health you
> >have no
> >> business studying LTP.
> >My main interest is in LTP. The health relatedness is secondary. I'm
> >exploring the idea (perhaps flawed) that LTP and Alzheimer's have a
> >commonality due to the involvement of both in the perforant pathway
> >projection from the entorrhinal cortex to CA1 area of hippocampus (or are
> >they tied perhaps in some other way?).
>> My thesis research has to do with the direct projection from entorhinal cortex
> to CA1, so I'm rather interested in any connection you see between this pathway
> and Alzheimer's. Care to elaborate? In return, I'd be happy to give you some
> pointers to relevant references. For example, there was a whole special issue
> of the journal "Hippocampus" (volume 5, 1995, starting on p. 101) devoted to
> this pathway.
>> Just out of curiosity, whose lab are you working in?
>> [rest snipped]
>> >Scott Chase (note followups at anthym at webtv.net)
> ^^^ I wasn't sure what this meant so I sent a copy of this mail to
> that address...
>> - Hannah Dvorak-Carbone