Neural Plasticity / 2011 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Assortment of GABAergic Plasticity in the Cortical Interneuron Melting Pot

Figure 2

Example of diverse functional classes of inhibitory interneurons. (a) Single-neuron reconstructions of three different interneuron types of the neocortex: a basket cell (left), an axo-axonic cell (middle), and a dendrite-targeting Martinotti cell (right). Axons and somatodendritic compartments are shown in red and black respectively. Modified with permission from [51]. (b) Exampled of similar classes of GABAergic interneurons as in a, but in the hippocampus. modified with permission from [11]. (c) Different hippocampal interneuron classes show distinct properties of synaptic transmission. Examples of depressing (red traces) and facilitating (blue traces) unitary GABAergic responses originating from perisomatic and dendrite-targeting interneurons respectively. The upper red and blue traces are single-trial responses, whereas the bottom traces are averaged of multiple trials. Modified with permission from [52].

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