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Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Neuroscience, December 2013
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Title
Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations
Published in
Nature Neuroscience, December 2013
DOI 10.1038/nn.3594
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Authors

Brian G Dias, Kerry J Ressler

Abstract

Using olfactory molecular specificity, we examined the inheritance of parental traumatic exposure, a phenomenon that has been frequently observed, but not understood. We subjected F0 mice to odor fear conditioning before conception and found that subsequently conceived F1 and F2 generations had an increased behavioral sensitivity to the F0-conditioned odor, but not to other odors. When an odor (acetophenone) that activates a known odorant receptor (Olfr151) was used to condition F0 mice, the behavioral sensitivity of the F1 and F2 generations to acetophenone was complemented by an enhanced neuroanatomical representation of the Olfr151 pathway. Bisulfite sequencing of sperm DNA from conditioned F0 males and F1 naive offspring revealed CpG hypomethylation in the Olfr151 gene. In addition, in vitro fertilization, F2 inheritance and cross-fostering revealed that these transgenerational effects are inherited via parental gametes. Our findings provide a framework for addressing how environmental information may be inherited transgenerationally at behavioral, neuroanatomical and epigenetic levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 47 2%
Germany 16 <1%
Japan 16 <1%
France 10 <1%
Canada 10 <1%
United Kingdom 9 <1%
Portugal 5 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Netherlands 5 <1%
Other 53 2%
Unknown 2089 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 569 25%
Researcher 397 18%
Student > Bachelor 335 15%
Student > Master 241 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 129 6%
Other 428 19%
Unknown 166 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 910 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 256 11%
Neuroscience 247 11%
Psychology 227 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 154 7%
Other 236 10%
Unknown 235 10%

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