Biane, Celia; Rückerl, Florian; Abrahamsson, Therese; Saint-Cloment, Cécile; Mariani, Jean; Shigemoto, RyuichiISTA ; Digregorio, David A.; Sherrard, Rachel M.; Cathala, Laurence
Synaptic transmission, connectivity, and dendritic morphology mature in parallel during brain development and are often disrupted in neurodevelopmental disorders. Yet how these changes influence the neuronal computations necessary for normal brain function are not well understood. To identify cellular mechanisms underlying the maturation of synaptic integration in interneurons, we combined patch-clamp recordings of excitatory inputs in mouse cerebellar stellate cells (SCs), three-dimensional reconstruction of SC morphology with excitatory synapse location, and biophysical modeling. We found that postnatal maturation of postsynaptic strength was homogeneously reduced along the somatodendritic axis, but dendritic integration was always sublinear. However, dendritic branching increased without changes in synapse density, leading to a substantial gain in distal inputs. Thus, changes in synapse distribution, rather than dendrite cable properties, are the dominant mechanism underlying the maturation of neuronal computation. These mechanisms favor the emergence of a spatially compartmentalized two-stage integration model promoting location-dependent integration within dendritic subunits.
This study was supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-13-BSV4-00166, to LC and DAD). TA was supported by fellowships from the Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale and the Swedish Research Council. We thank Dmitry Ershov from the Image Analysis Hub of the Institut Pasteur, Elodie Le Monnier, Elena Hollergschwandtner, Vanessa Zheden, and Corinne Nantet for technical support and Haining Zhong for providing the Venus-tagged PSD95 mouse line. We would like to thank Alberto Bacci, Ann Lohof, and Nelson Rebola for comments on the manuscript.
Biane C, Rückerl F, Abrahamsson T, et al. Developmental emergence of two-stage nonlinear synaptic integration in cerebellar interneurons. eLife. 2021;10. doi:10.7554/eLife.65954
Biane, C., Rückerl, F., Abrahamsson, T., Saint-Cloment, C., Mariani, J., Shigemoto, R., … Cathala, L. (2021). Developmental emergence of two-stage nonlinear synaptic integration in cerebellar interneurons. ELife. eLife Sciences Publications. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.65954
Biane, Celia, Florian Rückerl, Therese Abrahamsson, Cécile Saint-Cloment, Jean Mariani, Ryuichi Shigemoto, David A. Digregorio, Rachel M. Sherrard, and Laurence Cathala. “Developmental Emergence of Two-Stage Nonlinear Synaptic Integration in Cerebellar Interneurons.” ELife. eLife Sciences Publications, 2021. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.65954.
C. Biane et al., “Developmental emergence of two-stage nonlinear synaptic integration in cerebellar interneurons,” eLife, vol. 10. eLife Sciences Publications, 2021.
Biane C, Rückerl F, Abrahamsson T, Saint-Cloment C, Mariani J, Shigemoto R, Digregorio DA, Sherrard RM, Cathala L. 2021. Developmental emergence of two-stage nonlinear synaptic integration in cerebellar interneurons. eLife. 10, e65954.
Biane, Celia, et al. “Developmental Emergence of Two-Stage Nonlinear Synaptic Integration in Cerebellar Interneurons.” ELife, vol. 10, e65954, eLife Sciences Publications, 2021, doi:10.7554/eLife.65954.
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