Modulation of dendritic synaptic processing in the lateral superior olive by hyperpolarization-activated currents
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Neuroscience, ISSN 0953-816X, E-ISSN 1460-9568, Vol. 33, no 8, 1462-1470 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have previously shown that mice lateral superior olive (LSO) neurons exhibit a large hyperpolarization-activated current (I(h) ), and that hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide-gated type 1 channels are present in both the soma and dendrites of these cells. Here we show that the dendritic I(h) in LSO neurons modulates the integration of multiple synaptic inputs. We tested the LSO neuron's ability to integrate synaptic inputs by evoking excitatory post-synaptic potentials (EPSPs) in conjunction with brief depolarizing current pulses (to simulate a second excitatory input) at different time delays. We compared LSO neurons with the native I(h) present in both the soma and dendrites (control) with LSO neurons without I(h) (blocked with ZD7288) and with LSO neurons with I(h) only present peri-somatically (ZD7288+ computer-simulated I(h) using a dynamic clamp). LSO neurons without I(h) had a wider time window for firing in response to inputs with short time separations. Simulated somatic I(h) (dynamic clamp) could not reverse this effect. Blocking I(h) also increased the summation of EPSPs elicited at both proximal and distal dendritic regions, and dramatically altered the integration of EPSPs and inhibitory post-synaptic potentials. The addition of simulated peri-somatic I(h) could not abolish a ZD7288-induced increase of responsiveness to widely separated excitatory inputs. Using a compartmental LSO model, we show that dendritic I(h) can reduce EPSP integration by locally decreasing the input resistance. Our results suggest a significant role for dendritic I(h) in LSO neurons, where the activation/deactivation of I(h) can alter the LSO response to synaptic inputs.
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2011. Vol. 33, no 8, 1462-1470 p.
hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide-gated type 1 channels, hyperpolarization-activated current, lateral superior olive, superior olivary complex, synchronous excitatory post-synaptic potential
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148678DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07627.xISI: 000289641700011PubMedID: 21366727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-148678DiVA: diva2:402724