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Abstract #0111

Simultaneous fMRI with GCaMP6-mediated neuronal and astrocytic calcium signal recording

Maosen Wang1,2, Yi He1,2, and Xin Yu1

1High Field Magnetic Resonance Department, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany, 2Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience, International Max Planck Research School, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

Neurovascular coupling is the basis of the BOLD fMRI, however, the mechanisms of the neurovascular coupling remains elusive. By simultaneous cell-type specific Ca2+ recording with BOLD fMRI, it allowed us to study the cellular specific coupling events through the neuron-glia-vessel network. This work showed neuronal Ca2+ and evoked astrocytic Ca2+ signal were positively correlated to the fMRI signal, but an intrinsic astrocytic Ca2+ signal was negatively correlated to the fMRI signal in the cortex. It indicated a novel neuron-glia-vascular coupling event mediated through the intrinsic astrocytic calcium signal (details mechanistic study in another abstract: ID 4475).

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