5-HT3a Receptors Modulate Hippocampal Gamma Oscillations by Regulating Synchrony of Parvalbumin-Positive Interneurons
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AbstractGamma-frequency oscillatory activity plays an important role in information integration across brain areas. Disruption in gamma oscillations is implicated in cognitive impairments in psychiatric disorders, and 5-HT3 receptors (5-HT3Rs) are suggested as therapeutic targets for cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders. Using a 5-HT3aR-EGFP transgenic mouse line and inducing gamma oscillations by carbachol in hippocampal slices, we show that activation of 5-HT3aRs, which are exclusively expressed in cholecystokinin (CCK)-containing interneurons, selectively suppressed and desynchronized firings in these interneurons by enhancing spike-frequency accommodation in a small conductance potassium (SK)-channel-dependent manner. Parvalbumin-positive interneurons therefore received diminished inhibitory input leading to increased but desynchronized firings of PV cells. As a consequence, the firing of pyramidal neurons was desynchronized and gamma oscillations were impaired. These effects were independent of 5-HT3aR-mediated CCK release. Our results therefore revealed an important role of 5-HT3aRs in gamma oscillations and identified a novel crosstalk among different types of interneurons for regulation of network oscillations. The functional link between 5-HT3aR and gamma oscillations may have implications for understanding the cognitive impairments in psychiatric disorders.
All Author(s) ListHuang Y, Yoon K, Ko H, Jiao S, Ito W, Wu JY, Yung WH, Lu B, Morozov A
Journal nameCerebral Cortex
Year2016
Month2
Day1
Volume Number26
Issue Number2
PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
Pages576 - 585
ISSN1047-3211
eISSN1460-2199
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywords5-HT3a receptors; CCK interneurons; gamma oscillations; hippocampus; PV interneurons
Web of Science Subject CategoriesNeurosciences; Neurosciences & Neurology

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