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Synaptic functions of type-1 cannabinoid receptors in inhibitory circuits of the anterior piriform cortex

Abstract : In the olfactory system, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates sensory perception and memory. A major structure involved in these processes is the anterior piriform cortex (aPC), but the impact of ECS signaling in aPC circuitry is still scantly characterized. Using ex vivo patch clamp experiments in mice and neuroanatomical approaches, we show that the two major forms of ECS-dependent synaptic plasticity, namely depolarization-dependent suppression of inhibition (DSI) and long-term depression of inhibitory transmission (iLTD) are present in the aPC. Interestingly, iLTD expression depends on layer localization of the inhibitory neurons associated with the expression of the neuropeptide cholecystokinin. Conversely, the decrease of inhibitory transmission induced by exogenous cannabinoid agonists or DSI do not seem to be impacted by these factors. Altogether, these results indicate that CB1 receptors exert an anatomically specific and differential control of inhibitory plasticity in the aPC, likely involved in spatiotemporal regulation of olfactory processes.
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Geoffrey Terral, Marjorie Varilh, Astrid Cannich, Federico Massa, Guillaume Ferreira, et al.. Synaptic functions of type-1 cannabinoid receptors in inhibitory circuits of the anterior piriform cortex. Neuroscience, Elsevier - International Brain Research Organization, 2020, 433, pp.121-131. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.03.002⟩. ⟨hal-03173211⟩

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