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Ultra-rapid axon-axon ephaptic inhibition of cerebellar Purkinje cells by the pinceau

Antonin Blot & Boris Barbour

Inhibition sculpts neural activity through various cell types and circuits,
but, unlike excitation, it is not self-propagating and must be locally
recruited with a temporal delay. Here the authors show a fast, feedforward
inhibitory mechanism that bypasses synaptic delay through ephaptic coupling of an interneuron to the axon initial segment of a projection cell.

Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jan 12. doi : 10.1038/nn.3624.