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Conference Paper: Responsiveness of inferior olivary neurons to horizontal linear acceleration in developing rats

TitleResponsiveness of inferior olivary neurons to horizontal linear acceleration in developing rats
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/neulet
Citation
The 23rd Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Neurosciences. Hong Kong, 2004. In Neuroscience Letters, 2004, v. 370 n. supplement, p. S10 How to Cite?
Abstractong, Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, China. To investigate the coding of gravity-related horizontal orientations in the brain, Sprague–Dawley rats (P5—adult) were subjected to sinusoidal linear acceleration along either the antero-posterior or transverse axis on the horizontal plane. Neuronal activation within the vestibular nucleus and its downstream relay the inferior olive (IO) was indicated by the expression of Fos protein. The few sporadically scattered Foslabeled neurons found in both labyrinthectomized controls and static controls constituted an insignificant background in the assessment of otolithic activation of Fos expression. During postnatal development, vestibular nuclear neurons activated by horizontal transverse movement were detectable only from P7 onwards. Those responsive to horizontal anteroposterior movement were only observed from P9 onwards. In the IO, however, Fos expression was not observed until P11. These findings illustrate that the postnatal onset of recognition of gravity-related horizontal orientations differs between relay stations of the vestibulo-olivary pathway. In adult rats, random distribution of Fos-labeled neurons that differed in response vectors was observed in various vestibular subnuclei. On the other hand, evidence of a gravity-related topographic spatial organization along the rostrocaudal dimension of the IO was observed. In the dorsomedial cell column (DMCC) which is located in the rostral end of the IO, neurons responded only to transverse stimulation. More caudally, most neurons in the rostral half of the beta nucleus (IO ) responded to transverse stimulation. Neurons in the caudal IO , however, responded only to anterior–posterior stimulation. This adult distribution pattern emerged during the third postnatal week. Before this period, DMCC neurons already showed the adult pattern; rostral IO neurons were not responsive to both directions but caudal IO responded to stimulations in both transverse and antero-posterior directions. The emergence of gravity-related dichotomy in an intermediate relay station suggests anatomical segregation in the maturation of central processing of orientation-specific information. Acknowledgement: Supported by HK RGC grant.
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, YCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, YSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T22:22:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T22:22:09Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 23rd Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong Society of Neurosciences. Hong Kong, 2004. In Neuroscience Letters, 2004, v. 370 n. supplement, p. S10en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0304-3940en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105148-
dc.description.abstractong, Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, China. To investigate the coding of gravity-related horizontal orientations in the brain, Sprague–Dawley rats (P5—adult) were subjected to sinusoidal linear acceleration along either the antero-posterior or transverse axis on the horizontal plane. Neuronal activation within the vestibular nucleus and its downstream relay the inferior olive (IO) was indicated by the expression of Fos protein. The few sporadically scattered Foslabeled neurons found in both labyrinthectomized controls and static controls constituted an insignificant background in the assessment of otolithic activation of Fos expression. During postnatal development, vestibular nuclear neurons activated by horizontal transverse movement were detectable only from P7 onwards. Those responsive to horizontal anteroposterior movement were only observed from P9 onwards. In the IO, however, Fos expression was not observed until P11. These findings illustrate that the postnatal onset of recognition of gravity-related horizontal orientations differs between relay stations of the vestibulo-olivary pathway. In adult rats, random distribution of Fos-labeled neurons that differed in response vectors was observed in various vestibular subnuclei. On the other hand, evidence of a gravity-related topographic spatial organization along the rostrocaudal dimension of the IO was observed. In the dorsomedial cell column (DMCC) which is located in the rostral end of the IO, neurons responded only to transverse stimulation. More caudally, most neurons in the rostral half of the beta nucleus (IO ) responded to transverse stimulation. Neurons in the caudal IO , however, responded only to anterior–posterior stimulation. This adult distribution pattern emerged during the third postnatal week. Before this period, DMCC neurons already showed the adult pattern; rostral IO neurons were not responsive to both directions but caudal IO responded to stimulations in both transverse and antero-posterior directions. The emergence of gravity-related dichotomy in an intermediate relay station suggests anatomical segregation in the maturation of central processing of orientation-specific information. Acknowledgement: Supported by HK RGC grant.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/neuleten_HK
dc.relation.ispartofNeuroscience Lettersen_HK
dc.rightsNeuroscience Letters. Copyright © Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.titleResponsiveness of inferior olivary neurons to horizontal linear acceleration in developing ratsen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0304-3940&volume=370 Suppl&spage=S10&epage=&date=2004&atitle=Responsiveness+of+inferior+olivary+neurons+to+horizontal+linear+acceleration+in+developing+ratsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, C: lic5@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTse, YC: tseyc@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLai, CH: chlaib@HKUSUA.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, YS: yschan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLai, CH=rp00396en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChan, YS=rp00318en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.neulet.2004.09.001-
dc.identifier.hkuros106715en_HK
dc.identifier.volume370en_HK
dc.identifier.spageS10en_HK

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