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Titolo:
THE COLUMNAR REGION OF THE VENTRAL NUCLEUS OF THE LATERAL LEMNISCUS IN THE BIG BROWN BAT (EPTESICUS-FUSCUS) - SYNAPTIC ARRANGEMENTS AND STRUCTURAL CORRELATES OF FEEDFORWARD INHIBITORY FUNCTION
Autore:
VATER M; COVEY E; CASSEDAY JH;
Indirizzi:
UNIV POTSDAM,INST ZOOPHYSIOL & ZELLBIOL,LENNESTR 7A D-14471 POTSDAM GERMANY INST ZOOL D-93040 REGENSBURG GERMANY UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT PSYCHOL SEATTLE WA 98195
Titolo Testata:
Cell and tissue research
fascicolo: 2, volume: 289, anno: 1997,
pagine: 223 - 233
SICI:
0302-766X(1997)289:2<223:TCROTV>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MEDIAL SUPERIOR OLIVE; INFERIOR COLLICULUS; COCHLEAR NUCLEUS; PTERONOTUS-PARNELLII; MUSTACHE BAT; ASCENDING PROJECTIONS; MOUSTACHED BAT; TRAPEZOID BODY; HORSESHOE BATS; BRAIN-STEM;
Keywords:
AUDITORY SYSTEM; GABA (GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID); GLYCINE; AUDITORY PATHWAY; INHIBITORY SYNAPSES; EPTESICUS FUSCUS (CHIROPTERA);
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
45
Recensione:
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Citazione:
M. Vater et al., "THE COLUMNAR REGION OF THE VENTRAL NUCLEUS OF THE LATERAL LEMNISCUS IN THE BIG BROWN BAT (EPTESICUS-FUSCUS) - SYNAPTIC ARRANGEMENTS AND STRUCTURAL CORRELATES OF FEEDFORWARD INHIBITORY FUNCTION", Cell and tissue research, 289(2), 1997, pp. 223-233

Abstract

Neurons of the columnar region of the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus of Eptesicus fuscus respond with high-precision constant-latency responses to sound onsets and possess remarkably broad tuning. Tostudy the synaptic basis for this specialized monaural auditory processing and to elucidate the excitatory or inhibitory nature of the input and output circuitry, we have used classical transmission electron microscopy, and postembedding , immunocytochemistry for gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine on serial semithin sections. The dominant putatively excitatory perisomatic input is provided by large calyx-like terminals that possess round synaptic vesicles and-asymmetric synaptic contacts. Additionally, calyces contact the dendrites of neighboring neurons. Putatively inhibitory small boutons possess pleomorphic or flattened synaptic vesicles and symmetrical contacts and are sparsely distributed on somata and dendrites. Almost all neurons are glycine-immunoreactive. There is a moderate amount of glycine-immunoreactive puncta; GABA-immunoreactive puncta are rare. This suggests that (1) thereis a fast robust excitatory synaptic input via calyx-like perisomaticendings, (2) calyx-like endings distribute frequency-specific excitatory input across isofrequency sheets by virtue of parallel synapses tosomata and adjacent dendrites, and thus, dendritic integration may contribute to the broadening of frequency tuning, (3) the columnar region forms an inhibitory glycinergic feedforward relay in the ascending auditory pathway, a relay that is probably involved in creating filtersfor time-varying signals.

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