Self-administering cannabinoids.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Endocannabinoids, which are typically released by principal cells in response to prolonged depolarization, act as retrograde messengers to inhibit synaptic transmission. A recent study shows that in a specific subtype of cortical interneuron, endocannabinoids released under similar circumstances can also act cell-autonomously. Here, endocannabinoids endow these neurons with a memory of their own activity in the form of a long-term change in excitability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glickfeld, LL; Scanziani, M

Published Date

  • July 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 341 - 343

PubMed ID

  • 15979498

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-2236

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tins.2005.05.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England