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Title: Tight temporal coupling between synaptic rewiring of olfactory glomeruli and the emergence of odor-guided behavior in Xenopus tadpoles
Author: Terni, Beatrice
Pacciolla, Paolo
Masanas, Helena
Gorostiza Langa, Pablo Ignacio
Llobet Berenguer, Artur, 1972-
Keywords: Sinapsi
Olfacte
Fisiologia
Metabolisme
Synapses
Smell
Physiology
Metabolism
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2017
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: Olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) are chemoreceptors that establish excitatory synapses within glomeruli of the olfactory bulb. OSNs undergo continuous turnover throughout life, causing the constant replacement of their synaptic contacts. Using Xenopus tadpoles as an experimental system to investigate rewiring of glomerular connectivity, we show that novel OSN synapses can transfer information immediately after formation, mediating olfactory-guided behavior. Tadpoles recover the ability to detect amino acids 4 days after bilateral olfactory nerve transection. Restoration of olfactory-guided behavior depends on the efficient reinsertion of OSNs to the olfactory bulb. Presynaptic terminals of incipient synaptic contacts generate calcium transients in response to odors, triggering long lasting depolarization of olfactory glomeruli. The functionality of reconnected terminals relies on well-defined readily releasable and cytoplasmic vesicle pools. The continuous growth of non-compartmentalized axonal processes provides a vesicle reservoir to nascent release sites, which contrasts to the gradual development of cytoplasmic vesicle pools in conventional excitatory synapses. The immediate availability of fully functional synapses upon formation supports an age-independent contribution of OSNs to the generation of odor maps.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.24303
It is part of: Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2017, vol. 525, num. 17, p. 3769-3783
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/147225
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.24303
ISSN: 0021-9967
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