GABAergic cell type diversity in the basolateral amygdala

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Jun;26:110-6. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2014.01.006. Epub 2014 Feb 1.


Here I review the diversity of GABAergic neurons in the rodent basolateral amygdala (BLA). In spite of the recent identification of the role played by certain neurons of BLA in learning and memory of fear, the diversity of GABAergic neurons has not been fully explored. I describe analogies and differences between GABAergic neurons in BLA and cerebral cortex. Emphasis is given to a comprehensive functional, neurochemical and anatomical classification of GABAergic neuron types.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Basolateral Nuclear Complex / cytology*
  • GABAergic Neurons / classification*
  • GABAergic Neurons / physiology*