Role of Cav2.3 (αIE) Ca2+ channel in ischemic neuronal injury

Hideyuki Toriyama, Ling Wang, Hironao Saegusa, Shuqin Zong, Makoto Osanai, Takayuki Murakoshi, Tetsuo Noda, Kikuo Ohno, Tsutomu Tanabe

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We investigated the role of the Cav2.3 (αIE) channel in ischemic neuronal injury using Cav2.3 mutant mice. In focal ischemia model with a complete occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in vivo, infarct at 24 h was significantly larger in Cav2.3 mutant mice compared with that in wild-type controls. In vitro Ca2+ imaging studies using hippocampal slices revealed that oxygen-glucose deprivation induced a [Ca2+]i increase in the hippocampal CAI region more vigorously in Cav2.3 mutant mice than in wild-type controls, and that tetrodotoxin or bicuculline application abolished the difference between the genotypes. These results suggest that the Cav2.3 channel plays a protective role in ischemic neuronal injury by a mechanism in which GABAergic neuronal actions are involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 11


  • Ca2.3 Ca channel
  • Hippocampal slice
  • Intracellular Ca transient
  • Ischemic neuronal injury
  • Knockout mouse
  • MCA occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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