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Title: A defined network of fast-spiking interneurons in orbitofrontal cortex: responses to behavioral contingencies and ketamine administration
Authors: Quirk, MC
Sosulski, DL
Feierstein, CE
Uchida, N
Mainen, ZF
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor
Citation: Quirk, Michael C., Sosulski, Dara L., Feierstein, Claudia E., Naoshige, U., Mainen, Zachary F. (2009). “A defined network of fast-spiking interneurons in orbitofrontal cortex: responses to behavioral contingencies and ketamine administration”. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 3: 1-13
Abstract: Orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is a region of prefrontal cortex implicated in the motivational control of behavior and in related abnormalities seen in psychosis and depression. It has been hypothesized that a critical mechanism in these disorders is the dysfunction of GABAergic interneurons that normally regulate prefrontal information processing. Here, we studied a subclass of interneurons isolated in rat OFC using extracellular waveform and spike train analysis. During performance of a goal-directed behavioral task, the firing of this class of putative fast-spiking (FS) interneurons showed robust temporal correlations indicative of a functionally coherent network. FS cell activity also co-varied with behavioral response latency, a key indicator of motivational state. Systemic administration of ketamine, a drug that can mimic psychosis, preferentially inhibited this cell class. Together, these results support the idea that OFC-FS interneurons form a critical link in the regulation of motivation by prefrontal circuits during normal and abnormal brain and behavioral states.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.7/145
ISSN: 1662-5137
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