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Modular organization of cerebellar climbing fiber inputs during goal-directed behavior

  1. Shinichiro Tsutsumi  Is a corresponding author
  2. Naoki Hidaka
  3. Yoshikazu Isomura
  4. Masanori Matsuzaki
  5. Kenji Sakimura
  6. Masanobu Kano  Is a corresponding author
  7. Kazuo Kitamura  Is a corresponding author
  1. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  2. Tamagawa University, Japan
  3. Niigata University, Japan
  4. University of Yamanashi, Japan
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Cite this article as: eLife 2019;8:e47021 doi: 10.7554/eLife.47021

Abstract

The cerebellum has a parasagittal modular architecture characterized by precisely organized climbing fiber (CF) projections congruent with alternating aldolase C/zebrin II expression. However, behavioral relevance of CF inputs to individual modules remains poorly understood. Here, we used two-photon calcium imaging in the cerebellar hemisphere Crus II in mice performing an auditory go/no-go task to investigate the functional differences in CF inputs to modules. CF signals in medial modules show anticipatory decreases, early increases, secondary increases, and reward-related increases or decreases, which represent quick motor initiation, go cues, fast motor behavior, and positive reward outcomes. CF signals in lateral modules show early increases and reward-related decreases, which represent no-go and/or go cues and positive reward outcomes. The boundaries of CF functions broadly correspond to those of aldolase C patterning. These results indicate that spatially segregated CF inputs in different modules play distinct roles for execution of goal-directed behavior.

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  1. Shinichiro Tsutsumi

    Department of Neurophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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  2. Naoki Hidaka

    Department of Neurophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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  3. Yoshikazu Isomura

    Brain Science Institute, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan
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  4. Masanori Matsuzaki

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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    ORCID icon "This ORCID iD identifies the author of this article:" 0000-0003-3872-4322
  5. Kenji Sakimura

    Department of Cellular Neurobiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
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  6. Masanobu Kano

    Department of Neurophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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    mkano-tky@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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  7. Kazuo Kitamura

    Department of Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
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    kitamurak@yamanashi.ac.jp
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    ORCID icon "This ORCID iD identifies the author of this article:" 0000-0002-8956-4122

Funding

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (23115504)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (25115705)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (25290003)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (15H01426)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (17H03543)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (17H06313)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (21220006)

  • Masanobu Kano

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (25000015)

  • Masanobu Kano

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (18H04012)

  • Masanobu Kano

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (Comprehensive Brain Science Network)

  • Kenji Sakimura
  • Masanobu Kano
  • Kazuo Kitamura

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (Brain Information Dynamics)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (The Strategic Research Programme for Brain Sciences)

  • Masanobu Kano

Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (Brain/MINDS)

  • Masanobu Kano
  • Kazuo Kitamura

Takeda Science Foundation

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Uehara Memorial Foundation

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (25560432)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (25113705)

  • Kazuo Kitamura

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 experiments were approved by the Animal Experiment Committees of the University of Tokyo (#P08-015) and University of Yamanashi (#A27-1).

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  1. Megan R Carey, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal

Publication history

  1. Received: March 20, 2019
  2. Accepted: October 7, 2019
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: October 9, 2019 (version 1)

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© 2019, Tsutsumi 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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