Rationale 5F-AMB is one of the synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) designed to potentiate the ability to activate cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors and is abused worldwide. Although inhalation of 5F-AMB elicits serious adverse effects including impaired memory and consciousness, it is not known whether and how 5F-AMB affects the activity of pyramidal neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), a brain region associated with higher functions such as memory and cognition. Objectives In the present study, we examined the effects of 5F-AMB on mPFC layer V (L5) pyramidal neurons using in vitro whole-cell patch-clamp recordings. Results Bath application of 5F-AMB attenuated the frequency but not the amplitude of spontaneous excitatory and inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sEPSCs and sIPSCs). The attenuating effects of 5F-AMB were abolished by the CB1 receptor antagonist AM251. 5F-AMB also attenuated the frequency of miniature EPSCs and IPSCs recorded in the presence of tetrodotoxin. Moreover, the extent of attenuating effects of 5F-AMB on stimulus-evoked EPSCs was significantly larger than that on evoked IPSCs. Conclusions These findings suggest that 5F-AMB attenuates both excitatory and inhibitory transmission in mPFC L5 pyramidal neurons via the activation of CB1 receptors located in presynaptic terminals. Further, the net impact of 5F-AMB on L5 pyramidal
Psychopharmacology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 2, 2018
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