Decreased activation of parvalbumin interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex in intact inbred Roman rats with schizophrenia-like reduced sensorimotor gating.

C Tapias-Espinosa, A Sánchez-González, T Cañete, D Sampedro-Viana, MDM Castillo-Ruiz, I Oliveras, A Tobeña, Susana Aznar, A Fernández-Teruel

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Prepulse inhibition (PPI) allows assessing schizophrenia-like sensorimotor gating deficits in rodents. Previous studies indicate that PPI is modulated by the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is in agreement with our findings showing that PPI differences in the Roman rats are associated with divergences in mPFC activity. Here, we explore whether differences in PPI and mPFC activity in male Roman rats can be explained by (i) differences in the activation (c-Fos) of inhibitory neurons (parvalbumin (PV) interneurons); and/or (ii) reduced excitatory drive (PSD-95) to PV interneurons. Our data show that low PPI in the Roman high-avoidance (RHA) rats is associated with reduced activation of PV interneurons. Moreover, the RHA rats exhibit decreased density of both PV interneurons and PSD-95 puncta on active PV interneurons. These findings point to reduced cortical inhibition as a candidate to explain the schizophrenia-like features observed in RHA rats and support the role of impaired cortical inhibition in schizophrenia.
Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo114113
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónBehavioural Brain Research
Volumen437
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2 feb 2023

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