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Altered spike timing-dependent plasticity rules in physiological calcium

Abstract : Like many forms of long-term synaptic plasticity, spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) depends on intracellular Ca 2+ signaling for its induction. Yet, all in vitro studies devoted to STDP used abnormally high external Ca 2+ concentration. We measured STDP at the CA3-CA1 hippocampal synapses under different extracellular Ca 2+ concentrations and found that the sign, shape and magnitude of plasticity strongly depend on Ca 2+. A pre-post protocol that results in robust LTP in high Ca 2+ , yielded only LTD or no plasticity in the physiological Ca 2+ range. LTP could be restored by either increasing the number of post-synaptic spikes or increasing the pairing frequency. A calcium-based plasticity model in which depression and potentiation depend on post-synaptic Ca 2+ transients was found to fit quantitatively all the data, provided NMDA receptor-mediated non-linearities were implemented. In conclusion, STDP rule is profoundly altered in physiological Ca 2+ but specific activity regimes restore a classical STDP profile.
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Yanis Inglebert, Johnatan Aljadeff, Nicolas Brunel, Dominique Debanne. Altered spike timing-dependent plasticity rules in physiological calcium. 2020. ⟨hal-03044501⟩



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