GABAergic and Glycinergic Control of Upper Airway Motoneurons in Rapid Eye Movement Sleep
The aim of this study was to determine if GABAB receptors play a role in suppressing upper airway muscle tone in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The results reported herein indicate that GABAB receptors, acting in concert with GABAA and glycine receptors, play a role in mediating REM sleep atonia.
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Muscle Tone Masseter Muscle GABAB Receptor Glycine Receptor
This work was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).