[Neuroscience] Re: Pharmacological induced "spontaneous" activity in vitro.

Bill connelly.bill at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 22:21:00 EST 2006

I can tell you from personal experience in 300uM thick medial PFC brain
slices that in layer V soley the application of bicuculline produces
very odd network behaviour. While I didn't work in current clamp, so I
can't answer in regards to spiking. In Voltage clamp, large scale
GABA-A antagonist produce HUGE, unclampable spontaneous

Completely off the screen. Lord knows what would have happened if I was
in current clamp, but it certainly would have been a big burst of some

If you're trying to isolate excitation, consider intra-cellular Cl-
channel inhibitor.

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