Synaptic plasticity

Synapses in the pathophysiology of reward

Main field of research: 

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience

Keywords: 

Synaptic plasticity
dopamine
reward
addiction
receptor trafficking

ENP label: 

2012

Research Unit Code: 

UMRS 839

The general interest of the lab is to dissect the neuronal circuits implicated in reward learning and to understand how drugs co-opt these connections.

Goal directed actions, aimed to obtain a reward, motivate our behaviors and influence our decisions.

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Inserm

Affiliated institutions: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

University: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED158
Laboratory

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Biopsy
Publications

Publications: 

Mameli M., Bellone C., Brown T.C., Lüscher C. Cocaine inverts rules for synaptic plasticity of glutamate transmission in the VTA. Nature Neuroscience. 2011 In press

Brown T.C., Bellone C., Mameli M., Balland B., Dahan L., Lujan R., Deisseroth K., Lüscher C. Drug-driven AMPA receptor redistribution mimicked by selective dopamine neuron stimulation. PLoSOne. 2010 5(12):e15870.

Mameli M., Halbout B., Creton C., Engblom D., Parkitna J. R., Spanagel R., Lüscher C.. Cocaine-evoked synaptic plasticity: persistence in the VTA triggers adaptations in the NAc. Nat Neurosci. 2009 12:1036-41.

Engblom D., Bilbao A., Sanchis-Segura C., Dahan L., Pereau-lenz S., Balland B., Parkitna J.R., Lujan R., Halbout B., Mameli M., Parlato R., Sprengel R., Lüscher C., Schütz G., Spanagel R.. Glutamate receptors on dopamine neurons control the persistence of cocaine-seeking. Neuron 2008 59:497-508.

Mameli M., Balland B., Lujan R., Lüscher C.. Rapid synthesis and synaptic insertion of GluR2 for mGluR-LTD in the ventral tegmental area. Science. 2007 317:530-3.

Mathematics of Neural Circuits

Main field of research: 

Computational neurosciences / neural theory

Keywords: 

Learning
Synaptic plasticity
computational neuroscience
cognitive decision processes
neuronal architectures
drug addiction
short-term memory
decision-making

ENP label: 

2009

Research Center / Institute: 

ENS Ecole Normale Supérieure

Research Unit Code: 

U960

The goal of the GNT is to understand the basis of information processing in the brain by identifying links between collective neural dynamics and function.

Leader

Leader: 

Personal

ENP Students: 

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Affiliated institutions: 

Inserm
Laboratory

Surname: 

Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

IEC, PSLP
Publications

Publications: 

Buchin A, Chizhov A, Huberfeld G, Miles R, Gutkin BS. Reduced Efficacy of the KCC2 Cotransporter Promotes Epileptic Oscillations in a Subiculum Network Model. J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 16;36(46):11619-11633.

Keramati M, Gutkin B. Homeostatic reinforcement learning for integrating reward collection and physiological stability. Elife. 2014 Dec 2;3. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04811.

Caze, R.D., Humphries, M., and Gutkin, B.S., Passive Dendrites Enable Single Neurons to Compute Linearly Non-separableFunctions, PLOS Computational Biology, 9(2): e1002867, (2013).

Keramati, M. and Gutkin, B.S., Imbalanced decision hierarchy in addicts emerging from drug-hijacked dopamine spiraling circuit,PLOS One, 8:4, 1-8 (2013).

Lochmann, T., Ernst, U.A., and Denève, S., Perceptual inference predicts contextual modulations of sensory responses, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(12), 4179-95 (2012).

Tolu, S., Eddine, R., Marti, F., David, V., Graupner, M., Baudonnat, S.P.M., Besson, M., Reperant, C., Zemdegs, J., Pages, C., Caboche, J., Gutkin, B., Gardier, A.M., Changeux, J., Faure, P., and Maskos, U., Co-activation of VTA DA and GABA neurons mediates nicotine reinforcement., Molecular Psychiatry, in press, (2012).

DiPoppa, M., Krupa, M., Torcini, A., and Gutkin, B., Marginally Stable States and Quasi-periodic minor attractors in excitable pulse-coupled networks, SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems, 11, 864 894 (2012).

Deneve, S., Making decisions with unknown sensory reliability, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6:75, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00075 (2012).

Jardri, R. and Deneve, S., Computational models of hallucinations., The Neuroscience of Hallucinations, (2012).

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of plasticity and memory

Main field of research: 

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience

Keywords: 

Synaptic plasticity
Learning and Memory
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis
Intellectual deficiencies
Alzheimer's disease

ENP label: 

2012

Research Center / Institute: 

Institut des Neurosciences Paris-Saclay NeuroPSI

Research Unit Code: 

UMR9197

Research in the team focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory and on identifying mechanisms responsible for memory dysfunction in brain pathologies. Our objective is to identify in different structures of the brain such as the hippocampus and cortex the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain of plasticity, to characterize their role in the formation of memories and identify networks and brain structures within which these changes occur during the laying down of memories.

Leader

Leader: 

Personal

Team members: 

Sabrina Davis,Jean-Vianney Barnier, Valérie Enderlin, Roseline Poirier, Sandrine Guyon, Véronique Rousseau, Ophélie Vacca, Charlotte Castillon, Mehdi Belmaati, Kevin Duarte, Faouzi Zarrouki
Institutions

Principal Institution: 

CNRS

Affiliated institutions: 

Université Paris Sud 11

University: 

Université Paris Sud 11

Doctoral School: 

ED 568 BioSigNe
Laboratory

Surname: 

Département Cognition & Comportements

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Idex NeuroSaclay, contrat ANR
Publications

Publications: 

Chaalal A, Poirier R, Blum D, Gillet B, Le Blanc P, Basquin M, Buée L, Laroche S, Enderlin E. (2014) PTU-induced hypothyroidism in rats leads to several early neuropathological signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the hippocampus and spatial memory impairments. Hippocampus, 24(11) : 1381-1393.

Vaillend C, Chaussenot R. (2017) Relationships linking emotional, motor, cognitive and GABAergic dysfunctions in dystrophin-deficient mdx mice. Hum Mol Genet, 26(6):1041-1055.

Maglorius Renkilaraj MR, Baudouin L, Wells CM, Doulazmi M, Wehrlé R, Cannaya V, Bachelin C, Barnier JV, Jia Z, Nait Oumesmar B, Dusart I, Bouslama-Oueghlani L (2017) The intellectual disability protein PAK3 regulates oligodendrocyte precursor cell differentiation. Neurobiol Dis ; 98:137-148.

Guillot F, Kemppainen S, Lavasseur G, Miettinen PO, Laroche S, Tanila H, Davis S (2016) Brain-Specific Basal and Novelty-Induced Alternations in PI3K-Akt and MAPK/ERK Signaling in a Middle-Aged AβPP/PS1 Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis.51(4):1157-1173.

Goyenvalle A, Griffith G, Babbs A, El Andaloussi S, Ezzat K, Avril A, Dugovic B, Chaussenot R, Ferry A, Voit T, Amthor H, Bühr C, Schürch S, Wood MJ, Davies KE, Vaillend C, Leumann C, Garcia L. (2015) Functional correction in mouse models of muscular dystrophy using exon-skipping tricyclo-DNA oligomers. Nat Med. 21(3):270-5.

 

Dynamic and Pathophysiology of Neuronal Networks

Main field of research: 

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience

Keywords: 

Synaptic plasticity
dopamine
Parkinson’s disease
neuronal networks
basal ganglia
GABAergic interneurons
endocannabinoids

ENP label: 

2007

Research Center / Institute: 

Collège de France

Research Unit Code: 

UMR 7241 - U1050

 Our research is focused on encoding learning and memory in the basal ganglia, a set of subcortical nuclei implicated in the adaptive control of behavior. Reciprocally connected with the cerebral cortex and the limbic system, the basal ganglia participate to the detection of environmental cues and to the selection of appropriate actions based on motivation and expectancy of reward.

Leader

Leader: 

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Collège de France

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS
Inserm

University: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED158
Laboratory

Surname: 

Centre Interdisciplinaire Recherche Biologie

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

LabEx MemoLife
Publications

Publications: 

Valtcheva S, Venance L. Astrocytes gate Hebbian synaptic plasticity in the striatum. Nat Commun. 2016 Dec 20;7:13845. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13845. 

Cui Y, Paille V, Xu H, Genet S, Delord B, Fino E, Berry H, Venance L. Endocannabinoids mediate bidirectional striatal spike-timing dependent plasticity. J Physiol. 2015 Apr 15. doi: 10.1113/JP270324.

Paille V#, Fino E#, Du K, Morera-Herreras T##, Perez S#, Hellgren Kotaleski J & Venance L# (2013) GABAergic circuits control spike-timing-dependent plasticity. J Neurosci. 33:9353-9363.

Nelson MJ, Bosch C#, Venance L# & Pouget P (2013) Microscale inhomogeneity of brain tissue distorts electrical signal propagation. J Neurosci. 33(7):2821-7.

Bosch C#, Mailly P, Degos B#, Deniau JM# & Venance L #(2012) Preservation of the hyperdirect pathway of basal ganglia in a rodent brain slice. Neuroscience 215, 31-41.

Evans RC, Morera-Herreras T#, Cui Y#, Du K, Sheehan T, Kotaleski JH, Venance L# & Blackwell KT (2012) The effects of NMDA subunit composition on calcium influx and spike timing-dependent plasticity in striatal medium spiny neurons. PLoS Comput Biol. 8, e1002493.

Puente N, Cui Y#, Lassalle O, Lafourcade M, Georges F, Venance L#*, Grandes P* & Manzoni OJ* (2011) Polymodal activation of the endocannabinoid system in the extended amygdala. Nature Neuroscience 14(12), 1542-7. *: co-senior authors Pandolfo, P, Silveirinha, V, dos Santos-Rodrigues, A, Venance, L#, Ledent, C, Takahashi, RN, Cunha, RA & Köfalvi, A 2011

Cannabinoids inhibit the synaptic uptake of adenosine and dopamine in the rat and mouse striatum?, Eur J Pharmacol. Vol.655(1-3), pp. 38-45.