GABAergic and Glycinergic Control of Upper Airway Motoneurons in Rapid Eye Movement Sleep

  • Patricia L. Brooks
  • John H. Peever
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 669)


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.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Muscle Tone Masseter Muscle GABAB Receptor Glycine Receptor 
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This work was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cell and Systems BiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Departments of Cell and Systems Biology and PhysiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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