Spatiotemporal Imaging of Glutamate-Induced Biophotonic Activities and Transmission in Neural Circuits

" Interestingly, the initiation of biophotonic activities by glutamate is independent of the action potential and extracellular and intracellular Ca2+, but the maintenance of the maximal effect was influenced when the action potential was absent or when the extracellular and intracellular Ca2+ were removed constantly. However, both the initiation and maintenance of biophotonic activities were significantly affected by the application of a regional anesthetic (procaine), suggesting a new possible mechanism for anesthetics by interfering with biophotonic transmission via the inhibition of action potential and the function of microtubules [39]. These results illustrate biophotonic activities and transmission in relation to electrical and chemical transmission, and it seems that either electrical or chemical transmission may only provide a basis for the initiation and maintenance of biophotonic activities and transmission." {Credits 1}

" We also show that the detected biophotonic activities in the corpus callosum and thalamus in sagittal brain slices mostly originate from axons or axonal terminals of cortical projection neurons, and that the hyperphosphorylation of microtubule-associated protein tau leads to a significant decrease of biophotonic activities in these two areas." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Tang, R., & Dai, J. (2014). Spatiotemporal imaging of glutamate-induced biophotonic activities and transmission in neural circuits. PloS one, 9(1). © 2014 Dai, Tang. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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