Olfactory marker protein (OMP) regulates refinement of the olfactory glomerular map

Albeanu, Dinu, Provost, Allison, Agarwal, Prateek, Soucy, Edward, Murthy, Venkatesh (May 2018) Olfactory marker protein (OMP) regulates refinement of the olfactory glomerular map. bioRxiv. (Unpublished)

URL: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/309401v1.a...
DOI: 10.1101/309401


The olfactory glomerulus is the anatomical and functional unit of the olfactory bulb, defined by convergent input from olfactory sensory neuron (OSN) axons expressing the same type of odorant receptor (OR). A key marker of mature OSNs is the olfactory marker protein (OMP), whose deletion has been associated with deficits in OSN signal transduction and odor discrimination. Here, we have investigated glomerular odor responses and anatomical architecture in mice in which one or both alleles of OMP were replaced by the fluorescent synaptic activity reporter, synaptopHluorin (OMP +/− and OMP −/− mice, respectively). Functionally heterogeneous glomeruli, that is, ones with micro-domains with distinct odor responses were rare in OMP +/− mice, but occurred frequently in OMP −/− mice. Genetic targeting of single ORs revealed that these micro-domains arise from anomalous co-innervation of individual glomeruli by OSNs expressing different ORs. The glomerular mistargeting of OSNs in the absence of OMP is restricted to a local neighborhood of a few glomerular diameters. Our studies document functional heterogeneity in sensory input within individual glomeruli and uncover its anatomical correlate, revealing an unexpected role for OMP in the formation and refinement of the glomerular olfactory map.

Item Type: Paper
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Communities: CSHL labs > Albeanu lab
SWORD Depositor: CSHL Elements
Depositing User: CSHL Elements
Date: May 2018
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 16:45
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 16:45
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/39817

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