RRC ID 58537
Author Li G, Forero MG, Wentzell JS, Durmus I, Wolf R, Anthoney NC, Parker M, Jiang R, Hasenauer J, Strausfeld NJ, Heisenberg M, Hidalgo A.
Title A Toll-receptor map underlies structural brain plasticity.
Journal Elife
Abstract Experience alters brain structure, but the underlying mechanism remained unknown. Structural plasticity reveals that brain function is encoded in generative changes to cells that compete with destructive processes driving neurodegeneration. At an adult critical period, experience increases fiber number and brain size in Drosophila. Here, we asked if Toll receptors are involved. Tolls demarcate a map of brain anatomical domains. Focusing on Toll-2, loss of function caused apoptosis, neurite atrophy and impaired behaviour. Toll-2 gain of function and neuronal activity at the critical period increased cell number. Toll-2 induced cycling of adult progenitor cells via a novel pathway, that antagonized MyD88-dependent quiescence, and engaged Weckle and Yorkie downstream. Constant knock-down of multiple Tolls synergistically reduced brain size. Conditional over-expression of Toll-2 and wek at the adult critical period increased brain size. Through their topographic distribution, Toll receptors regulate neuronal number and brain size, modulating structural plasticity in the adult brain.
Volume 9
Published 2020-2-18
DOI 10.7554/eLife.52743
PII 52743
PMID 32066523
PMC PMC7077983
MeSH Animals Brain / cytology Brain / metabolism Brain / physiology* Drosophila melanogaster / physiology* Neuronal Plasticity / physiology* Neurons / physiology Toll-Like Receptors / metabolism*
IF 7.08
Times Cited 0
Drosophila 8595R-2 8595R-3