Inhibitory neurons: vip cells hit the brake on inhibition

Curr Biol. 2014 Jan 6;24(1):R18-R20. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.001.


Recent studies on vasoactive intestinal peptide-expressing inhibitory neurons in the barrel and auditory cortices of the mouse brain have shown that they form a disinhibitory circuitry that affects the excitability of pyramidal neurons.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Afferent Pathways / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Cerebral Cortex / cytology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Female
  • Interneurons / physiology*
  • Male
  • Nerve Net / physiology*
  • Neural Inhibition / physiology*
  • Somatosensory Cortex / cytology*