PMID: 3627562Aug 5, 1987

Dye and electrotonic coupling between cultured hippocampal neurons

Neuroscience Letters
M O'BeirneB A MacVicar


Electrotonic coupling was examined between hippocampal neurons in dissociated cell cultures. Injections of Lucifer yellow indicated that approximately 20% of the neurons were dye-coupled. Propionate, which causes cytoplasmic acidification, significantly decreased dye coupling. Simultaneous intracellular recordings from pairs of cultured neurons directly demonstrated electrotonic coupling. Therefore dissociated cell cultures can be used as a model system for the analysis of hippocampal electrotonic coupling.


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