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Neocortical long-term potentiation and experience-dependent synaptic plasticity require alpha-calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II autophosphorylation

Hardingham, N; Glazewski, S; Pakhotin, P; Mizuno, K; Chapman, PF; Giese, KP; Fox, K; (2003) Neocortical long-term potentiation and experience-dependent synaptic plasticity require alpha-calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II autophosphorylation. Journal of Neuroscience , 23 4428 - 4436. Green open access

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Abstract

Experience-dependent plasticity can be induced in the barrel cortex by removing all but one whisker, leading to potentiation of the neuronal response to the spared whisker. To determine whether this form of potentiation depends on synaptic plasticity, we studied long-term potentiation (LTP) and sensory-evoked potentials in the barrel cortex of alpha-calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (alphaCaMKII)T286A mutant mice. We studied three different forms of LTP induction: theta-burst stimulation, spike pairing, and postsynaptic depolarization paired with low-frequency presynaptic stimulation. None of these protocols produced LTP in alphaCaMKIIT286A mutant mice, although all three were successful in wild-type mice. To study synaptic plasticity in vivo, we measured sensory-evoked potentials in the barrel cortex and found that single-whisker experience selectively potentiated synaptic responses evoked by sensory stimulation of the spared whisker in wild types but not in alphaCaMKIIT286A mice. These results demonstrate that alphaCaMKII autophosphorylation is required for synaptic plasticity in the neocortex, whether induced by a variety of LTP induction paradigms or by manipulation of sensory experience, thereby strengthening the case that the two forms of plasticity are related.

Type: Article
Title: Neocortical long-term potentiation and experience-dependent synaptic plasticity require alpha-calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II autophosphorylation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
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Keywords: KINASE, LONG-TERM, long-term potentiation, plasticity, PROTEIN, protein kinase, PROTEIN-KINASE, synaptic plasticity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Wolfson Inst for Biomedical Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/189614
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