RRC ID 15563
Author Murmu MS, Stinnakre J, Réal E, Martin JR.
Title Calcium-stores mediate adaptation in axon terminals of olfactory receptor neurons in Drosophila.
Journal BMC Neurosci
Abstract BACKGROUND:In vertebrates and invertebrates, sensory neurons adapt to variable ambient conditions, such as the duration or repetition of a stimulus, a physiological mechanism considered as a simple form of non-associative learning and neuronal plasticity. Although various signaling pathways, as cAMP, cGMP, and the inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (InsP3R) play a role in adaptation, their precise mechanisms of action at the cellular level remain incompletely understood. Recently, in Drosophila, we reported that odor-induced Ca2+-response in axon terminals of olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) is related to odor duration. In particular, a relatively long odor stimulus (such as 5 s) triggers the induction of a second component involving intracellular Ca2+-stores.
RESULTS:We used a recently developed in-vivo bioluminescence imaging approach to quantify the odor-induced Ca2+-activity in the axon terminals of ORNs. Using either a genetic approach to target specific RNAs, or a pharmacological approach, we show that the second component, relying on the intracellular Ca2+-stores, is responsible for the adaptation to repetitive stimuli. In the antennal lobes (a region analogous to the vertebrate olfactory bulb) ORNs make synaptic contacts with second-order neurons, the projection neurons (PNs). These synapses are modulated by GABA, through either GABAergic local interneurons (LNs) and/or some GABAergic PNs. Application of GABAergic receptor antagonists, both GABAA or GABAB, abolishes the adaptation, while RNAi targeting the GABABR (a metabotropic receptor) within the ORNs, blocks the Ca2+-store dependent component, and consequently disrupts the adaptation. These results indicate that GABA exerts a feedback control. Finally, at the behavioral level, using an olfactory test, genetically impairing the GABABR or its signaling pathway specifically in the ORNs disrupts olfactory adapted behavior.
CONCLUSION:Taken together, our results indicate that a relatively long lasting form of adaptation occurs within the axon terminals of the ORNs in the antennal lobes, which depends on intracellular Ca2+-stores, attributable to a positive feedback through the GABAergic synapses.
Volume 12
Pages 105
Published 2011-10-24
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-12-105
PII 1471-2202-12-105
PMID 22024464
PMC PMC3226658
MeSH Adaptation, Physiological / physiology* Animals Animals, Genetically Modified Axons / physiology Calcium / metabolism* Calcium / physiology Calcium Signaling / physiology* Drosophila melanogaster / genetics Drosophila melanogaster / physiology* Female Olfactory Receptor Neurons / cytology Olfactory Receptor Neurons / physiology* Presynaptic Terminals / physiology* Synaptic Transmission / physiology
IF 2.173
Times Cited 5
Drosophila 1063R-1 1063R-2 10844R-1 10844R-2