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Frequency-dependent mobilization of heterogeneous pools of synaptic vesicles shapes presynaptic plasticity

  1. Frédéric Doussau  Is a corresponding author
  2. Hartmut Schmidt  Is a corresponding author
  3. Kevin Dorgans
  4. Antoine M Valera  Is a corresponding author
  5. Bernard Poulain
  6. Philippe Isope
  1. CNRS, France
  2. University of Leipzig, Germany
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e28935 doi: 10.7554/eLife.28935

Abstract

The segregation of the readily releasable pool of synaptic vesicles (RRP) in sub-pools that are differentially poised for exocytosis shapes short-term plasticity. However, the frequency-dependent mobilization of these sub-pools is poorly understood. Using slice recordings and modeling of synaptic activity at cerebellar granule cell to Purkinje cell synapses of mice, we describe two sub-pools in the RRP that can be differentially recruited upon ultrafast changes in the stimulation frequency. We show that at low frequency stimulations, a first sub-pool is gradually silenced, leading to full blockage of synaptic transmission. Conversely, a second pool of synaptic vesicles that cannot be released by a single stimulus is recruited within milliseconds by high-frequency stimulation and support an ultrafast recovery of neurotransmitter release after low-frequency depression. This frequency-dependent mobilization or silencing of sub-pools in the RRP in terminals of granule cells may play a role in the filtering of sensorimotor information in the cerebellum.

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  1. Frédéric Doussau

    Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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  2. Hartmut Schmidt

    Carl-Ludwig Institute for Physiology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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    Hartmut.Schmidt@medizin.uni-leipzig.de
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  3. Kevin Dorgans

    Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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    ORCID icon "This ORCID iD identifies the author of this article:" 0000-0003-1724-6384
  4. Antoine M Valera

    Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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    a.valera@ucl.ac.uk
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  5. Bernard Poulain

    Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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  6. Philippe Isope

    Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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Funding

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-2010-JCJC-1403-1 MicroCer)

  • Philippe Isope

Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (DEQ20140329514)

  • Philippe Isope

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

  • Philippe Isope

Université de Strasbourg

  • Philippe Isope

INTERREG IV Rhin superieur (FEDER # A31)

  • Philippe Isope

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SCHM1838)

  • Hartmut Schmidt

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR15-37-CE37-0001-01 CeModR)

  • Philippe Isope

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.

Ethics

Animal experimentation: All experimental protocols are in accordance with European and French guidelines for animal experimentation and have been approved by the Bas-Rhin veterinary office, Strasbourg, France (authorization number A 67-311 to FD)

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  1. Inna Slutsky, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Publication history

  1. Received: May 30, 2017
  2. Accepted: October 6, 2017
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: October 9, 2017 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: October 19, 2017 (version 2)

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© 2017, Doussau et al.

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