Brice de la Crompe

Dynamic study of the generation of beta oscillations in Parkinson's disease

Defended: Decembre 9, 2016

Spervisor : Thomas Boraud, team leader : Physiology and pathophysiology of executive functions / CNRS UMR 5293, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives (IMN), Université de Bordeaux .

The basal-ganglia (BG) form a complex loop with the cortex and the thalamus that is involved in action selection and movement control. Synchronized oscillatory activities in basal-ganglia neuronal circuits have been proposed to play a key role in coordinating information flow within this neuronal network. If synchronized oscillatory activities are important for normal motor function, their dysregulation in space and time could be pathological. Indeed, in Parkinson’s disease (PD), many studies have reported an abnormal increase in the expression level of neuronal oscillations contain in the beta (β) frequency range (15-30 Hz).

These abnormal β oscillations have been correlated with two mains symptoms of PD: akinesia/bradykinesia. However, which BG neuronal circuits generate those abnormal β oscillations, and whether they play a causal role in PD motor dysfunction is not known. The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is a key nucleus in BG that receives converging inputs from the motor cortex, the parafascicular thalamic nucleus and the globus pallidus. Here, we used a rat model of PD combined with in vivo electrophysiological recordings and optogenetic silencing to investigate how selective manipulation of STN inputs causally influence BG network dynamic.

Our data highlight the causal role of the globus pallidus in the generation and propagation mechanisms of abnormal β-oscillations.

Key-words: Parkinson’s disease, β oscillation (Beta), basal ganglia, globus pallidus, motor cortex, parafascicular thalamic nucleus, optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology, juxtacellular labeling.

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Catherine LE MOINE
(Président),DR, Université de Bordeaux, Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine.

Stéphane CHARPIER (Rapporteur), Professeur des Universités, Université de Paris VI, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière.

Bertrand DEGOS (Rapporteur), MD PhD, PH, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie.

Corinne BEURRIER,CR,Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille.

Nicolas MALLET, CR, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives.

Thomas Boraud, DR
CNRS, Directeur de thèse
IMN, Université de Bordeaux

PhD Supervisor

Thomas Boraud
Team leader : Physiology and pathophysiology of executive functions / CNRS UMR 5293, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives (IMN), Université de Bordeaux

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