Hippocampal GABAergic inhibitory interneurons

Pelkey, K. A., Chittajallu, R., Craig, M. T. , Tricoire, L., Wester, J. C. and McBain, C. J. (2017) Hippocampal GABAergic inhibitory interneurons. Physiological Reviews, 97(4), pp. 1619-1747. (doi: 10.1152/physrev.00007.2017) (PMID:28954853) (PMCID:PMC6151493)

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In the hippocampus GABAergic local circuit inhibitory interneurons represent only ~10–15% of the total neuronal population; however, their remarkable anatomical and physiological diversity allows them to regulate virtually all aspects of cellular and circuit function. Here we provide an overview of the current state of the field of interneuron research, focusing largely on the hippocampus. We discuss recent advances related to the various cell types, including their development and maturation, expression of subtype-specific voltage- and ligand-gated channels, and their roles in network oscillations. We also discuss recent technological advances and approaches that have permitted high-resolution, subtype-specific examination of their roles in numerous neural circuit disorders and the emerging therapeutic strategies to ameliorate such pathophysiological conditions. The ultimate goal of this review is not only to provide a touchstone for the current state of the field, but to help pave the way for future research by highlighting where gaps in our knowledge exist and how a complete appreciation of their roles will aid in future therapeutic strategies.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The work was supported by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Intramural Research Award (to C. J. McBain).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Craig, Dr Mick
Authors: Pelkey, K. A., Chittajallu, R., Craig, M. T., Tricoire, L., Wester, J. C., and McBain, C. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Physiological Reviews
Publisher:American Physiological Society
ISSN (Online):1522-1210
Published Online:27 September 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 American Physiological Society
First Published:First published in Physiological Reviews 97(4): 1619-1747
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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