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Differential regulation of NMDA receptor-expressing neurons in the rat hippocampus and striatum following bilateral vestibular loss demonstrated using flow cytometry

Abstract : There is substantial evidence that loss of vestibular function impairs spatial learning and memory related to hippocampal (HPC) function, as well as increasing evidence that striatal (Str) plasticity is also implicated. Since the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) subtype of glutamate receptor is considered essential to spatial memory, previous studies have investigated whether the expression of HPC NMDA receptors changes following vestibular loss; however, the results have been contradictory. Here we used a novel flow cytometric method to quantify the number of neurons expressing NMDA receptors in the HPC and Str following bilateral vestibular loss (BVL) in rats. At 7 and 30 days post-op., there was a significant increase in the number of HPC neurons expressing NMDA receptors in the BVL animals, compared to sham controls (P ≤ 0.004 and P ≤ 0.0001, respectively). By contrast, in the Str, at 7 days there was a significant reduction in the number of neurons expressing NMDA receptors in the BVL group (P ≤ 0.05); however, this difference had disappeared by 30 days post-op. These results suggest that BVL causes differential changes in the number of neurons expressing NMDA receptors in the HPC and Str, which may be related to its long-term impairment of spatial memory.
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Alice Benoit, Stéphane Besnard, Maryline Guillamin, Bruno Philoxene, Brigitte Sola, et al.. Differential regulation of NMDA receptor-expressing neurons in the rat hippocampus and striatum following bilateral vestibular loss demonstrated using flow cytometry. Neuroscience Letters, Elsevier, 2018, 683, pp.43-47. ⟨10.1016/j.neulet.2018.06.035⟩. ⟨hal-02305047⟩

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