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Synaptic F-actin network controls otoferlin-dependent exocytosis in auditory inner hair cells

  1. Philippe FY Vincent
  2. Yohan Bouleau
  3. Christine Petit
  4. Didier Dulon  Is a corresponding author
  1. Université de Bordeaux, France
  2. Institut Pasteur, France
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Cite this article as: eLife 2015;4:e10988 doi: 10.7554/eLife.10988

Abstract

We show that a cage-shaped F-actin network is essential for maintaining a tight spatial organization of Cav1.3 Ca2+ channels at the synaptic ribbons of auditory inner hair cells. This F-actin network is also found to provide mechanosensitivity to the Cav1.3 channels when varying intracellular hydrostatic pressure. Furthermore, this F-actin mesh network attached to the synaptic ribbons directly influences the efficiency of otoferlin-dependent exocytosis and its sensitivity to intracellular hydrostatic pressure, independently of its action on the Cav1.3 channels. We propose a new mechanistic model for vesicle exocytosis in auditory hair cells where the rate of vesicle recruitment to the ribbons is directly controlled by a synaptic F-actin network and changes in intracellular hydrostatic pressure.

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  1. Philippe FY Vincent

    Bordeaux Neurocampus, Equipe Neurophysiologie de la Synapse Auditive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
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  2. Yohan Bouleau

    Bordeaux Neurocampus, Equipe Neurophysiologie de la Synapse Auditive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
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  3. Christine Petit

    Unité de Génétique et Physiologie de l'Audition, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
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  4. Didier Dulon

    Bordeaux Neurocampus, Equipe Neurophysiologie de la Synapse Auditive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
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    didier.dulon@inserm.fr
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    The authors declare that no competing interests exist.

Ethics

Animal experimentation: This study was performed in accordance with the guidelines of the Animal Care Committee of the European Communities Council Directive (86/609/EEC) and were approved by the ethics committee of the University of Bordeaux (animal facility agreement 155 number C33-063-075)

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  1. Christian Rosenmund, Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Publication history

  1. Received: August 19, 2015
  2. Accepted: November 12, 2015
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: November 14, 2015 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: December 17, 2015 (version 2)

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© 2015, Vincent et al.

This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License permitting unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited.

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