Differential behavioral state-dependence in the burst properties of CA3 and CA1 neurons

Tropp Sneider, J., Chrobak, J. J., Quirk, M. C., Oler, J. A., Markus, E. J. (2006) Differential behavioral state-dependence in the burst properties of CA3 and CA1 neurons. Neuroscience, 141 (4). pp. 1665-1677. ISSN 03064522

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16843607
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2006.05.052


Brief bursts of fast high-frequency action potentials are a signature characteristic of CA3 and CA1 pyramidal neurons. Understanding the factors determining burst and single spiking is potentially significant for sensory representation, synaptic plasticity and epileptogenesis. A variety of models suggest distinct functional roles for burst discharge, and for specific characteristics of the burst in neural coding. However, little in vivo data demonstrate how often and under what conditions CA3 and CA1 actually exhibit burst and single spike discharges. The present study examined burst discharge and single spiking of CA3 and CA1 neurons across distinct behavioral states (awake-immobility and maze-running) in rats. In both CA3 and CA1 spike bursts accounted for less than 20% of all spike events. CA3 neurons exhibited more spikes per burst, greater spike frequency, larger amplitude spikes and more spike amplitude attenuation than CA1 neurons. A major finding of the present study is that the propensity of CA1 neurons to burst was affected by behavioral state, while the propensity of CA3 to burst was not. CA1 neurons exhibited fewer bursts during maze running compared with awake-immobility. In contrast, there were no differences in burst discharge of CA3 neurons. Neurons in both subregions exhibited smaller spike amplitude, fewer spikes per burst, longer inter-spike intervals and greater spike amplitude attenuation within a burst during awake-immobility compared with maze running. These findings demonstrate that the CA1 network is under greater behavioral state-dependent regulation than CA3. The present findings should inform both theoretic and computational models of CA3 and CA1 function. © 2006 IBRO.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > nervous system diseases and disorders > epilepsy
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Communities: CSHL labs > Mainen lab
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Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 20:00
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 19:36
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/22917

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