Spontaneous plasticity of multineuronal activity patterns in activated hippocampal networks

Neural Plast. 2008;2008:108969. doi: 10.1155/2008/108969.

Abstract

Using functional multineuron imaging with single-cell resolution, we examined how hippocampal networks by themselves change the spatiotemporal patterns of spontaneous activity during the course of emitting spontaneous activity. When extracellular ionic concentrations were changed to those that mimicked in vivo conditions, spontaneous activity was increased in active cell number and activity frequency. When ionic compositions were restored to the control conditions, the activity level returned to baseline, but the weighted spatial dispersion of active cells, as assessed by entropy-based metrics, did not. Thus, the networks can modify themselves by altering the internal structure of their correlated activity, even though they as a whole maintained the same level of activity in space and time.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • 2-Amino-5-phosphonovalerate / pharmacology
  • Action Potentials / physiology
  • Aniline Compounds / analysis
  • Animals
  • Brain Mapping / instrumentation
  • Brain Mapping / methods*
  • Calcium Signaling / physiology*
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists / pharmacology
  • Fluoresceins / analysis
  • Fluorescent Dyes / analysis
  • Fluorometry / methods*
  • Hippocampus / physiology*
  • Hippocampus / ultrastructure
  • Nerve Net / physiology*
  • Neuronal Plasticity / physiology*
  • Patch-Clamp Techniques
  • Pyramidal Cells / drug effects
  • Pyramidal Cells / physiology*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate / drug effects
  • Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate / physiology

Substances

  • Aniline Compounds
  • Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
  • Fluoresceins
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Oregon green 488 BAPTA-1
  • Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate
  • 2-Amino-5-phosphonovalerate