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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519902/reduced-gliotransmitter-release-from-astrocytes-mediates-tau-induced-synaptic-dysfunction-in-cultured-hippocampal-neurons
#1
Roberto Piacentini, Domenica Donatella Li Puma, Marco Mainardi, Giacomo Lazzarino, Barbara Tavazzi, Ottavio Arancio, Claudio Grassi
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein exerting several physiological functions in neurons. In Alzheimer's disease (AD) misfolded tau accumulates intraneuronally and leads to axonal degeneration. However, tau has also been found in the extracellular medium. Recent studies indicated that extracellular tau uploaded from neurons causes synaptic dysfunction and contributes to tau pathology propagation. Here we report novel evidence that extracellular tau oligomers are abundantly and rapidly accumulated in astrocytes where they disrupt intracellular Ca(2+) signaling and Ca(2+) -dependent release of gliotransmitters, especially ATP...
May 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518090/flash-and-freeze-a-novel-technique-to-capture-membrane-dynamics-with-electron-microscopy
#2
Shuo Li, Sumana Raychaudhuri, Shigeki Watanabe
Cells constantly change their membrane architecture and protein distribution, but it is extremely difficult to visualize these events at a temporal and spatial resolution on the order of ms and nm, respectively. We have developed a time-resolved electron microscopy technique, "flash-and-freeze," that induces cellular events with optogenetics and visualizes the resulting membrane dynamics by freezing cells at defined time points after stimulation. To demonstrate this technique, we expressed channelrhodopsin, a light-sensitive cation channel, in mouse hippocampal neurons...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498492/multiple-roles-of-afadin-in-the-ultrastructural-morphogenesis-of-mouse-hippocampal-mossy-fiber-synapses
#3
Kousyoku Sai, Shujie Wang, Aika Kaito, Takeshi Fujiwara, Tomohiko Maruo, Yu Itoh, Muneaki Miyata, Shotaro Sakakibara, Naoyuki Miyazaki, Kazuyoshi Murata, Yuuki Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Haruta, Hideo Nishioka, Yuki Motojima, Miyuki Komura, Kazushi Kimura, Kenji Mandai, Yoshimi Takai, Akira Mizoguchi
A hippocampal mossy fiber synapse, which is implicated in learning and memory, has a complex structure in which mossy fiber boutons attach to the dendritic shaft by puncta adherentia junctions (PAJs) and wrap around a multiply-branched spine, forming synaptic junctions. Here, we electron microscopically analyzed the ultrastructure of this synapse in afadin-deficient mice. Transmission electron microscopy analysis revealed that typical PAJs with prominent symmetrical plasma membrane darkening undercoated with the thick filamentous cytoskeleton were observed in the control synapse, whereas in the afadin-deficient synapse, atypical PAJs with the symmetrical plasma membrane darkening, which was much less in thickness and darkness than those of the control typical PAJs, were observed...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498321/bdnf-binds-its-pro-peptide-with-high-affinity-and-the-common-val66met-polymorphism-attenuates-the-interaction
#4
Koichi Uegaki, Haruko Kumanogoh, Toshiyuki Mizui, Takatsugu Hirokawa, Yasuyuki Ishikawa, Masami Kojima
Most growth factors are initially synthesized as precursors then cleaved into bioactive mature domains and pro-domains, but the biological roles of pro-domains are poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the pro-domain (or pro-peptide) of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which promotes neuronal survival, differentiation and synaptic plasticity. The BDNF pro-peptide is a post-processing product of the precursor BDNF. Using surface plasmon resonance and biochemical experiments, we first demonstrated that the BDNF pro-peptide binds to mature BDNF with high affinity, but not other neurotrophins...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492274/corrigendum-structural-basis-of-synaptic-vesicle-assembly-promoted-by-%C3%AE-synuclein
#5
Giuliana Fusco, Tillmann Pape, Amberley D Stephens, Pierre Mahou, Ana Rita Costa, Clemens F Kaminski, Gabriele S Kaminski Schierle, Michele Vendruscolo, Gianluigi Veglia, Christopher M Dobson, Alfonso De Simone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492240/tau-association-with-synaptic-vesicles-causes-presynaptic-dysfunction
#6
Lujia Zhou, Joseph McInnes, Keimpe Wierda, Matthew Holt, Abigail G Herrmann, Rosemary J Jackson, Yu-Chun Wang, Jef Swerts, Jelle Beyens, Katarzyna Miskiewicz, Sven Vilain, Ilse Dewachter, Diederik Moechars, Bart De Strooper, Tara L Spires-Jones, Joris De Wit, Patrik Verstreken
Tau is implicated in more than 20 neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. Under pathological conditions, Tau dissociates from axonal microtubules and missorts to pre- and postsynaptic terminals. Patients suffer from early synaptic dysfunction prior to Tau aggregate formation, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here we show that pathogenic Tau binds to synaptic vesicles via its N-terminal domain and interferes with presynaptic functions, including synaptic vesicle mobility and release rate, lowering neurotransmission in fly and rat neurons...
May 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490503/entropic-forces-drive-self-organization-and-membrane-fusion-by-snare-proteins
#7
Hakhamanesh Mostafavi, Sathish Thiyagarajan, Benjamin S Stratton, Erdem Karatekin, Jason M Warner, James E Rothman, Ben O'Shaughnessy
SNARE proteins are the core of the cell's fusion machinery and mediate virtually all known intracellular membrane fusion reactions on which exocytosis and trafficking depend. Fusion is catalyzed when vesicle-associated v-SNAREs form trans-SNARE complexes ("SNAREpins") with target membrane-associated t-SNAREs, a zippering-like process releasing ∼65 kT per SNAREpin. Fusion requires several SNAREpins, but how they cooperate is unknown and reports of the number required vary widely. To capture the collective behavior on the long timescales of fusion, we developed a highly coarse-grained model that retains key biophysical SNARE properties such as the zippering energy landscape and the surface charge distribution...
May 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489077/heterodimerization-of-munc13-c2a-domain-with-rim-regulates-synaptic-vesicle-docking-and-priming
#8
Marcial Camacho, Jayeeta Basu, Thorsten Trimbuch, Shuwen Chang, Cristina Pulido-Lozano, Shwu-Shin Chang, Irina Duluvova, Masin Abo-Rady, Josep Rizo, Christian Rosenmund
The presynaptic active zone protein Munc13 is essential for neurotransmitter release, playing key roles in vesicle docking and priming. Mechanistically, it is thought that the C2A domain of Munc13 inhibits the priming function by homodimerization, and that RIM disrupts the autoinhibitory homodimerization forming monomeric priming-competent Munc13. However, it is unclear whether the C2A domain mediates other Munc13 functions in addition to this inactivation-activation switch. Here, we utilize mutations that modulate the homodimerization and heterodimerization states to define additional roles of the Munc13 C2A domain...
May 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488209/mir-135a-regulates-synaptic-transmission-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-amygdala
#9
Cecilia Mannironi, Antonio Biundo, Samyutha Rajendran, Francesca De Vito, Luana Saba, Silvia Caioli, Cristina Zona, Teresa Ciotti, Silvana Caristi, Emerald Perlas, Giorgia Del Vecchio, Irene Bozzoni, Arianna Rinaldi, Andrea Mele, Carlo Presutti
MicroRNAs are a class of non-coding RNAs with a growing relevance in the regulation of gene expression related to brain function and plasticity. They have the potential to orchestrate complex phenomena, such as the neuronal response to homeostatic challenges. We previously demonstrated the involvement of miR-135a in the regulation of early stress response. In the present study, we examine the role of miR-135a in stress-related behavior. We show that the knockdown (KD) of miR-135a in the mouse amygdala induces an increase in anxiety-like behavior...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485842/overview-of-neuropeptides-awakening-the-senses
#10
REVIEW
Andrew F Russo
Humans have a diverse collection of neuropeptides that can influence a multitude of activities. There are now over 100 known neuropeptides and probably many more yet to be identified from the over 1000 predicted peptides encoded in the genome. While diverse, peptides generally share three common characteristics: (1) post-translational processing and release from vesicles, (2) activation of cell-surface receptors over a relatively large distance, and (3) modulation of target cells that are often in the brain and periphery...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484025/common-general-anesthetic-propofol-impairs-kinesin-processivity
#11
Brandon M Bensel, Stephanie Guzik-Lendrum, Erin M Masucci, Kellie A Woll, Roderic G Eckenhoff, Susan P Gilbert
Propofol is the most widely used i.v. general anesthetic to induce and maintain anesthesia. It is now recognized that this small molecule influences ligand-gated channels, including the GABAA receptor and others. Specific propofol binding sites have been mapped using photoaffinity ligands and mutagenesis; however, their precise target interaction profiles fail to provide complete mechanistic underpinnings for the anesthetic state. These results suggest that propofol and other common anesthetics, such as etomidate and ketamine, may target additional protein networks of the CNS to contribute to the desired and undesired anesthesia end points...
May 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482024/vps35-in-cooperation-with-lrrk2-regulates-synaptic-vesicle-endocytosis-through-the-endosomal-pathway-in-drosophila
#12
Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Taku Arano, Yuka Hosaka, Hongrui Meng, Yujiro Umezaki, Sakiko Kosugi, Takako Morimoto, Masato Koike, Hui-Yun Chang, Yuzuru Imai, Nobutaka Hattori
Mutations of the retromer component Vps35 and endosomal kinase LRRK2 are linked to autosomal dominant forms of familial Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the physiological and pathological roles of Vps35 and LRRK2 in neuronal functions are poorly understood. Here, we demonstrated that the loss of Drosophila Vps35 (dVps35) affects synaptic vesicle recycling, dopaminergic synaptic release and sleep behavior associated with dopaminergic activity, which is rescued by the expression of wild-type dVps35 but not the PD-associated mutant dVps35 D647N...
May 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477369/snx27-interactome-in-t-lymphocytes-identifies-zo-2-dynamic-redistribution-at-the-immune-synapse
#13
María Tello-Lafoz, Gonzalo Martínez-Martínez, Cristina Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Juan Pablo Albar, Morgan Huse, Severine Gharbi, Isabel Merida
T lymphocyte recognition of antigens leads to the formation of a highly organized structure termed immune synapse (IS) by analogy with the nervous synapse. Sorting nexin 27 (SNX27) controls the endosomal traffic of PDZ domain-interacting proteins, and its alteration is associated with impaired synaptic function and neurological diseases. In T lymphocytes SNX27-positive vesicles polarize to the IS, the identity of SNX27 interactors in these conditions nonetheless remains unknown. Here we used proteomics to analyze the SNX27 interactome purified from IS-forming T cells, and confirmed the conserved nature of the SNX27/WASH/retromer association in hematopoietic cells...
May 6, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474392/detection-and-characterization-of-individual-endocytosis-of-ampa-type-glutamate-receptor-around-postsynaptic-membrane
#14
Shumpei Fujii, Hiromitsu Tanaka, Tomoo Hirano
Synaptic plasticity such as long-term depression (LTD) has been regarded as a cellular mechanism of learning and memory. LTD is expressed by the decrease in number of postsynaptic AMPA-type receptor (AMPAR) at glutamatergic synapses. Although endocytosis is known to play an essential role in the decrease in AMPAR on postsynaptic membrane, the difficulty to detect individual endocytic events hampered clarification of AMPAR dynamics around synapses. Previously, we developed a method to induce formation of postsynaptic-like membrane (PSLM) on the glass surface and observed pHluorin-tagged AMPAR around PSLM with total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy...
May 5, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473760/persistent-effects-of-developmental-exposure-to-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-on-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio-brain-transcriptome-and-behavior
#15
Tove Porseryd, Kristina Volkova, Nasim Reyhanian Caspillo, Thomas Källman, Patrik Dinnetz, Inger Porsh Hällström
The synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) is an endocrine disrupting compound of concern due to its persistence and widespread presence in the aquatic environment. Effects of developmental exposure to low concentrations of EE2 in fish on reproduction and behavior not only persisted to adulthood, but have also been observed to be transmitted to several generations of unexposed progeny. To investigate the possible biological mechanisms of the persistent anxiogenic phenotype, we exposed zebrafish embryos for 80 days post fertilization to 0, 3, and 10 ng/L EE2 (measured concentrations 2...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473298/maintenance-of-neural-activities-in-torpid-rhinolophus-ferrumequinum-bats-revealed-by-2d-gel-based-proteome-analysis
#16
Qiuyuan Yin, Yijian Zhang, Dong Dong, Ming Lei, Shuyi Zhang, Chen-Chung Liao, Yi-Hsuan Pan
Bats are the only mammals capable of self-powered flying. Many bat species hibernate in winter. A reversible control of cerebral activities is critical for bats to accommodate a repeated torpor-arousal cycle during hibernation. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal activities in torpid bats. In this study, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum bat brain proteins were fractionated, and their abundance in active and torpid states was compared. Results of 2D gel-based proteomics showed that 38% of identified proteins with a significant change in abundance are involved in synaptic vesicle recycling and cytoskeletal integrity...
May 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472174/augmented-quantal-release-of-acetylcholine-at-the-vertebrate-neuromuscular-junction-following-tdp-43-depletion
#17
Stefania Dzieciolowska, Pierre Drapeau, Gary Alan Barclay Armstrong
TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) is a 43 kD, predominately nuclear, protein involved in RNA metabolism. Of clinical significance is that the majority of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients display abnormal accumulation of misfolded TDP-43 in the cytoplasm, which is coincident with a loss of nuclear localization in the afflicted regions of the central nervous system. Little is known about defects that arise in loss-of-function models, in particular synaptic defects that arise at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470527/functional-viability-measurement-of-synaptic-vesicle-pool-sizes
#18
Jana K Wrosch, Teja W Groemer
Neurons and their function of conveying information across a chemical synapse are highly regulated systems. Impacts on their functional viability can occur independently from changes in morphology. Here we describe a method to assess the size of synaptic vesicle pools using live cell fluorescence imaging and a genetically encoded probe (pHluorin). Assessing functional parameters such as the size of synaptic vesicle pools can be a valuable addition to common assays of neuronal cell viability as they demonstrate that key cellular functions are intact...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469642/neuromelanin-one-of-the-most-overlooked-molecules-in-modern-medicine-is-not-a-spectator
#19
REVIEW
Robert L Haining, Cindy Achat-Mendes
The loss of pigmented neurons from the human brain has long been the hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Neuromelanin (NM) in the pre-synaptic terminal of dopamine neurons is emerging as a primary player in the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders including PD. This mini-review discusses the interactions between neuromelanin and different molecules in the synaptic terminal and describes how these interactions might affect neurodegenerative disorders including PD. Neuromelanin can reversibly bind and interact with amine containing neurotoxins, e...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469640/tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-is-a-homeostatic-regulator-of-synaptic-function-in-the-central-nervous-system
#20
REVIEW
Valerie Jeanneret, Manuel Yepes
Membrane depolarization induces the release of the serine proteinase tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) from the presynaptic terminal of cerebral cortical neurons. Once in the synaptic cleft this tPA promotes the exocytosis and subsequent endocytic retrieval of glutamate-containing synaptic vesicles, and regulates the postsynaptic response to the presynaptic release of glutamate. Indeed, tPA has a bidirectional effect on the composition of the postsynaptic density (PSD) that does not require plasmin generation or the presynaptic release of glutamate, but varies according to the baseline level of neuronal activity...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
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