A role of sigma receptors on hypoxia/hypoglycemia-induced decrease in CA1 presynaptic fiber spikes in rat hippocampal slices

Shigenobu Shibata, Yasuharu Yamamoto, Shigenori Watanabe

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Effects of sigma receptor agonists or antagonists on hypoxia/hypoglycemia-induced decrease in CA1 presynaptic fiber spikes elicited by the stimulation of Schaffer collaterals were investigated using rat hippocampal slices. Treatment with sigma receptor antagonists such as haloperidol. NE-100 and rimcazole produced a concentration-dependent attenuation of the hypoxia/hypoglycemia-induced decrease in CA1 presynaptic fiber spikes. The order of potency of protection against hypoxia/hypoglycemia-induced reduction in CA1 presynaptic potential was: NE-100 = haloperidol > rimcazole. Treatment with sigma receptor agonist DTG potentiated the hypoxia/hypoglycemia-induced decrease in the CA1 presynaptic potential, whereas SKF10047 which possesses an affinity for phenycyclidine site attenuated the decrease of potential. NE-100 antagonized a functional deficit induced by DTG, but unaffected the improving effect induced by SKF10047. The present results suggest a facilitatory role of sigma receptor stimulation in hypoxia/hypoglycemia-induced an impairment of neurophysiological functions in CA1 presynaptic regions of hippocampal slices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 30
Externally publishedYes



  • Hippocampus
  • Ischemia
  • Neuroprotection
  • Presynaptic potential
  • Sigma receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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