climbing fiber


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climbing fiber

An excitatory axon from the inferior olivary nucleus that synapses with dendrites of Purkinje cells in the cerebellar cortex
See also: fiber
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Konnerth, "Homosynaptic long-term synaptic potentiation of the "winner" climbing fiber synapse in developing Purkinje cells," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Takechi et al., "Roles of glutamate receptor 82 subunit (GluR[delta]2) and metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 1 (mGluR1) in climbing fiber synapse elimination during postnatal cerebellar development," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Kano et al., "Distal extension of climbing fiber territory and multiple innervation caused by aberrant wiring to adjacent spiny branchlets in cerebellar Purkinje cells lacking glutamate receptor [delta]2," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
(1990) Calcium is an intracellular mediator of the climbing fiber in induction of cerebellar long-term depression.
(2007) Regulation of long-term depression and climbing fiber territory by glutamate receptor [delta]2 at parallel fiber synapses through its C-terminal domain in cerebellar Purkinje cells.
(1973) Climbing fiber responses evoked in vestibulocerebellum of rabbit from visual pathway.
Kano, "Long-lasting depression of parallel fiber: purkinje cell transmission induced by conjunctive stimulation of parallel fibers and climbing fibers in the cerebellar cortex, " Neuroscience Letters, vol.