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Odorant receptors instruct functional circuitry in the mouse olfactory bulb

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Odorant receptors instruct functional circuitry in the mouse olfactory bulb
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Nature, September 2002
DOI 10.1038/nature01001
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Leonardo Belluscio, Claudia Lodovichi, Paul Feinstein, Peter Mombaerts, Lawrence C. Katz


The mammalian olfactory system detects and discriminates thousands of odorants using many different receptors expressed by sensory neurons in the nasal epithelium. Axonal projections from these neurons to the main olfactory bulbs form reproducible patterns of glomeruli in two widely separated regions of each bulb, creating two mirror-symmetric maps of odorant receptor projections. To investigate whether odorant receptors organize neural circuitry in the olfactory bulb, we have examined a genetically modified mouse line, rI7 --> M71, in which a functionally characterized receptor, rI7, has been substituted into the M71 receptor locus. Here we show that despite their ectopic location the resulting glomeruli are responsive to known ligands of the rI7 receptor, attract postsynaptic innervation by mitral/tufted cell dendrites, and endow these cells with responses that are characteristic of the rI7 receptor. External tufted cells receiving input from rI7 --> M71 glomeruli form precise intrabulbar projections that link medial and lateral rI7 --> M71 glomeruli anatomically, thus providing a substrate for coordinating isofunctional glomeruli. We conclude that odorant receptor identity in epithelial neurons determines not only glomerular convergence and function, but also functional circuitry in the olfactory bulb.

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Country Count As %
Germany 7 4%
United States 4 2%
Portugal 2 1%
France 2 1%
Greece 2 1%
Japan 2 1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 151 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 52 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 28%
Professor 19 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 8%
Student > Master 10 6%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 9 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 103 60%
Neuroscience 25 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 3%
Engineering 3 2%
Other 13 8%
Unknown 13 8%

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