UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Date

6-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

Production of olfactory bulb neurons occurs continuously in the rodent brain. Little is known, however, about cellular diversity in the glutamatergic neuron subpopulation. In the central nervous system, the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor NeuroD1 (ND1) is commonly associated with glutamatergic neuron development. In this study, we utilized ND1 to identify the different subpopulations of olfactory bulb glutamategic neurons and their progenitors, both in the embryo and postnatally. Using knock-in mice, transgenic mice and retroviral transgene delivery, we demonstrate the existence of several different populations of glutamatergic olfactory bulb neurons, the progenitors of which are ND1+ and ND1- lineage-restricted, and are temporally and regionally separated. We show that the first olfactory bulb glutamatergic neurons produced - the mitral cells - can be divided into molecularly diverse subpopulations. Our findings illustrate the complexity of neuronal diversity in the olfactory bulb and that seemingly homogenous neuronal populations can consist of multiple subpopulations with unique molecular signatures of transcription factors and expressing neuronal subtype-specific markers.

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Citation: PLoS One. 2015 Jun 1;10(6):e0128035. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128035. eCollection 2015. Link to article on publisher's website

DOI of Published Version

10.1371/journal.pone.0128035

Comments

Copyright: © 2015 Roybon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

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Journal Title

PloS one

PubMed ID

26030886

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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