A VDCC-dependent component. The results herein demonstrate that both the NMDA and VDCC-dependent components of TEA-LTP are blocked by K-252a, a broad spectrum protein kinase inhibitor. Furthermore, VDCC-dependent TEA-LTP is attenuated by KN-62, a specific inhibitor of Ca2+/calmodulin dependent protein kinase II (CaM-KII). These results demonstrate that LTP induced by VDCC activation requires protein kinase activity and suggest that different routes of postsynaptic Ca2+ influx activate protein kinases to trigger the induction of LTP but that these enzyme systems may be contained in different cell compartments.
- Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent protein kinase II
- Long term potentiation
- NMDA receptor
- Voltage-Dependent calcium channel
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