Behavioral Neuroscience, lecture on Acetylcholine
USD Department of Biology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Summers
Honey Bee Ecology and Behavior
Honey Bee Neuroanatomy
Fundamentals of Neurocircuitry
Sensory Afferent input for Proboscis Extension
Apis mellifera Gating Proboscis Extension
Learning to Drink
Conditioned Proboscis Extenstion
Motor Neuron output for Proboscis Extension
Acetylcholine ACh
Octopamine OA
Integration: Honey Bee Conditioned Drinking
Honey Bee figures
Honey Bee Conditioned Drinking Neurocircuitry
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Honey Bee Conditioned Drinking
X. Circuit for Learning Aversion and Reward 
         	
	A. AL uniglomerular (single glomerulus) PNs to higher brain regions 

		1.  branch into 2 (or 3) distinct tracts
        
		2. Lateral antenno-cerebralis tract (l-APT)

			a.  Projects first to the lateral horn (LH)

				i. LH is a sexually dimorphic brain region in arthropods

					1) females respond to pheromones more

				ii. connections remain ipsilateral

				iii. signal is cholinergic (nAChR)

			b. and to the Kenyon Cells (KCs) in the mushroom bodies (MBs)

				i. MBs are composed of neuropil

					1) densely packed regions 
						with numerous dendritic and axonal connections

					2) also contains glial cell processes

					3) synaptically dense

						a) few cell bodies
                    
				ii. named for mushroom like appearance

					1) calyx (head)

						a) home of KCs

					2) peduncle (stalk)

						a) primarily composed of axons

			c. each AL PN connects to several (~400) KCs

				i. ipsilaterally

			d. cholinergic (nAChR)

		3.  Medial antenno-cerebralis tract (m-APT)

			a. First connects with MB

				i. ipsilateral

				ii. releases Ach (nAChR)

			b. then to LH

	 			i. ipsilateral

				ii. ACh is released (nAChR)

		4. Each tract is responsible for sending unique information 
        
			a. about the encountered odor

		5. Multiglomerular AL PNs also exist (in small numbers)

	B. AL LNs form inhibitory connections between glomeruli 

		1.  Homogenous LNs innervate all glomeruli uniformly

		2.  Heterogeneous LNs relay signals to only a small subset of glomeruli
	
		3.  LNs release GABA

			a.  Some LNs release histamine and glutamate 
				(only a small number of cells)

				i.  both can act as inhibitory neurotransmitters in the bee brain

			b.  Differential inhibition at the AL glomeruli refines odor expression

	C.  AL PN axons form multisynaptic connections with MB lip regions 

		1.  MB lib microglomeruli also receive GABAergic signaling

			a.  GABA cell bodies are in MB output lobes (negative feedback)

				i. via protocerebral calycal tract (to SEG)

	D.  KC outputs from microglomeruli form pathways to MB peduncle

		1.  Axon bundles form the MB peduncle 

			a. Synapse on excitatory output cells: extrinsic neurons (ENs)

				i. EN = premotor neuron

		3.  Connect to a large single MB peduncle EN: Pe-1

	E.  ENs differentially extend to areas of the protocerebrum (SEG)

		1.  Subset forms connections with adjacent cells on the ipsilateral side

		2.  Proportion of neurons project to the contralateral vertical lobe

		3.  Other neurons project bilaterally

	F.  Pe-1: the major MB output

		1.  Most important projection to LH

			a.  behavioral output connections

				i. direct connection of Pe-1 to SEG motor unit   

					1) extend through LH  

				ii. indirect connection to motor unit

					1) synapses on non-PN LH cell

						a) LH neuron connects to SEG motor center 

			b. Pe-1 branches widely
            
XI. Gating Proboscis Input

	A.  Co-activation of olfactory (CS) and reinforcement (US) pathways
    
		1. important for learning environmentally appropriate proboscis extension behavior

			a. olfactory CS = Antenna ORN  AL PN  SEG motor

				i. AL PN  LH
                
				ii. AL PN  MB KC
                
				iii. LH  KC

			b. reinforcement US = Proboscis GRN  SEG VUMmx1  LH

				i. SEG VUMmx1  MB KC

		2.  Appetitive learning requires OA actions  

		3.  Aversive learning involves dopamine (DA)

	B.  Sucrose tasting of the proboscis 
    
		1. stimulates a single SEG VUM-mx1

		2.  VUM-mx1 secretes OA

			a.  Targets 3 brain regions 
				(same regions that are important for olfactory processing)

				i.  AmOA1 in AL

				ii.  AmOA1 on MB calyces KC

				iii.  AmOA1 in LH

				iv. Connections are bilateral
                
		3. Olfactory and Gustatory signals compared
                
			a. Antenna Olfactory ORN signal to AL PN
            
 				i. blocked by AL LN GABA           
            
 					1) if odor triggers more than one glomerulus
                    
						a) e.g. toxin in sucrose            
            
 				ii. AL PN signal promulgated           
            
					1) if single clean odor is clear            
                            
			b. Proboscis Gustatory GRN signal  VUM-mx1  AL                           
                            
				i. blocked by AL LN GABA           
            
 					1) if taste triggers more than one glomerulus
                    
						a) e.g. Quinine in sucrose 
                    
				ii.  mediated by class 4 GRN "deterent cells" response   

		4. AL PN signal to LH and MB KC reflects reward "match"

		5. OA reward signals to KC vs DA aversive signals to KC
        
			a. determine the strength of signal to the Pe-1
            
				i. and to SEG motor neurons

XII.Conditioned Proboscis Extenstion