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Zimbul Albo, Johannes Gräff
Long-lasting memories form the basis of our identity as individuals and lie central in shaping future behaviours that guide survival. Surprisingly, however, our current knowledge of how such memories are stored in the brain and retrieved, as well as the dynamics of the circuits involved, remains scarce despite seminal technical and experimental breakthroughs in recent years. Traditionally, it has been proposed that, over time, information initially learnt in the hippocampus is stored in distributed cortical networks...
March 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349630/developmental-changes-in-serotonergic-modulation-of-gabaergic-synaptic-transmission-and-postsynaptic-gabaa-receptor-composition-in-the-cerebellar-nuclei
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Fumihito Saitow, Masatoshi Nagano, Hidenori Suzuki
Outputs from the cerebellar nuclei (CN) are important for generating and controlling movement. The activity of CN neurons is controlled not only by excitatory inputs from mossy and climbing fibers and by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-based inhibitory transmission from Purkinje cells in the cerebellar cortex but is also modulated by inputs from other brain regions, including serotonergic fibers that originate in the dorsal raphe nuclei. We examined the modulatory effects of serotonin (5-HT) on GABAergic synapses during development, using rat cerebellar slices...
January 19, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348579/structural-basis-of-salm5-induced-ptp%C3%AE-dimerization-for-synaptic-differentiation
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Zhaohan Lin, Jianmei Liu, Huandi Ding, Fei Xu, Heli Liu
SALM5, a synaptic adhesion molecule implicated in autism, induces presynaptic differentiation through binding to the LAR family receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases (LAR-RPTPs) that have been highlighted as presynaptic hubs for synapse formation. The mechanisms underlying SALM5/LAR-RPTP interaction remain unsolved. Here we report crystal structures of human SALM5 LRR-Ig alone and in complex with human PTPδ Ig1-3 (MeA-). Distinct from other LAR-RPTP ligands, SALM5 mainly exists as a dimer with LRR domains from two protomers packed in an antiparallel fashion...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348429/structural-basis-of-trans-synaptic-interactions-between-ptp%C3%AE-and-salms-for-inducing-synapse-formation
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Sakurako Goto-Ito, Atsushi Yamagata, Yusuke Sato, Takeshi Uemura, Tomoko Shiroshima, Asami Maeda, Ayako Imai, Hisashi Mori, Tomoyuki Yoshida, Shuya Fukai
Synapse formation is triggered by trans-synaptic interactions of cell adhesion molecules, termed synaptic organizers. Three members of type-II receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases (classified as type-IIa RPTPs; PTPδ, PTPσ and LAR) are known as presynaptic organizers. Synaptic adhesion-like molecules (SALMs) have recently emerged as a family of postsynaptic organizers. Although all five SALM isoforms can bind to the type-IIa RPTPs, only SALM3 and SALM5 reportedly have synaptogenic activities depending on their binding...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347189/turing-mechanism-for-homeostatic-control-of-synaptic-density-during-c-elegans-growth
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Heather A Brooks, Paul C Bressloff
We propose a mechanism for the homeostatic control of synapses along the ventral cord of Caenorhabditis elegans during development, based on a form of Turing pattern formation on a growing domain. C. elegans is an important animal model for understanding cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Our mathematical model consists of two interacting chemical species, where one is passively diffusing and the other is actively trafficked by molecular motors, which switch between forward and backward moving states (bidirectional transport)...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346364/mutations-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-neuroligin-like-glit-1-the-apoptosis-pathway-and-the-calcium-chaperone-crt-1-increase-dopaminergic-neurodegeneration-after-6-ohda-treatment
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Sarah-Lena Offenburger, Elisabeth Jongsma, Anton Gartner
The loss of dopaminergic neurons is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease, the aetiology of which is associated with increased levels of oxidative stress. We used C. elegans to screen for genes that protect dopaminergic neurons against oxidative stress and isolated glit-1 (gliotactin (Drosophila neuroligin-like) homologue). Loss of the C. elegans neuroligin-like glit-1 causes increased dopaminergic neurodegeneration after treatment with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), an oxidative-stress inducing drug that is specifically taken up into dopaminergic neurons...
January 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338087/thrombospondin-4-acts-on-pre-synaptic-calcium-channel-alpha-2-delta-1-subunit-to-induce-synaptogenesis-between-sensory-and-spinal-cord-neurons-through-a-t-type-calcium-channel-dependent-pathway-that-is-blocked-by-early-low-dose-gabapentin-treatments
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Yanhui Peter Yu, Nian Gong, Tae Dong Kweon, Benjamin Vo, Z David Luo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nerve injury induces concurrent upregulation of calcium channel alpha-2-delta-1 subunit (Cav α2 δ1 ) and extracellular matrix protein thrombospondin-4 (TSP4) in dorsal root ganglia and dorsal spinal cord, leading to neuropathic pain state development. Interactions of these proteins promote aberrant excitatory synaptogenesis that contributes to neuropathic pain state development through unknown mechanisms. We investigated the contributory role of Cav α2 δ1 /TSP4 to synaptogenesis, and pathway involved in vitro, and whether gabapentin could block this process and pain development in vivo...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337691/the-neutral-sphingomyelinase-2-in-t-cell-receptor-signaling-and-polarity
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Lena Collenburg, Sibylle Schneider-Schaulies, Elita Avota
Hydrolyzing its substrate sphingomyelin at the cytosolic leaflet of cellular membranes, the neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (NSM2) generates microdomains which serve as docking sites for signaling proteins and thereby, functions to regulate signal relay. This has been particularly studied in cellular stress responses while the regulatory role of this enzyme in the immune cell compartment has only recently emerged. In T cells, phenotypic polarization by co-ordinated cytoskeletal remodeling is central to motility and interaction with endothelial or antigenpresenting cells during tissue recruitment or immune synapse formation, respectively...
June 27, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336496/donepezil-reverses-dendritic-spine-morphology-adaptations-and-fmr1-epigenetic-modifications-in-hippocampus-of-adult-rats-after-adolescent-alcohol-exposure
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Patrick J Mulholland, Tara L Teppen, Kelsey M Miller, Hannah G Sexton, Subhash C Pandey, H Scott Swartzwelder
BACKGROUND: Adolescent intermittent ethanol (AIE) exposure produces persistent impairments in cholinergic and epigenetic signaling and alters markers of synapses in the hippocampal formation, effects that are thought to drive hippocampal dysfunction in adult rodents. Donepezil (Aricept), a cholinesterase inhibitor, is used clinically to ameliorate memory-related cognitive deficits. Given that donepezil also prevents morphological impairment in preclinical models of neuropsychiatric disorders, we investigated the ability of donepezil to reverse morphological and epigenetic adaptations in the hippocampus of adult rats exposed to AIE...
January 16, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335016/autophagy-is-required-for-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-improve-spatial-working-memory-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse-model
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Wen Li, Kai Li, Jing Gao, Zhuo Yang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that autophagy plays a central role in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and many studies have shown that human umbilical cord MSCs (huMSCs) can treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) through a variety of mechanisms. However, no studies have looked at the effects of autophagy on neuroprotective function of huMSCs in the AD mouse model. Thus, in this study we investigated whether inhibition of autophagy could weaken or block the function of huMSCs through in vitro and in vivo experiments...
January 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328021/the-presynaptic-ribbon-maintains-vesicle-populations-at-the-hair-cell-afferent-fiber-synapse
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Lars Becker, Michael E Schnee, Mamiko Niwa, Willy Sun, Stephan Maxeiner, Sara Talaei, Bechara Kachar, Mark A Rutherford, Anthony J Ricci
The ribbon is the structural hallmark of cochlear inner hair cell (IHC) afferent synapses, yet its role in information transfer to spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) remains unclear. We investigated the ribbon's contribution to IHC synapse formation and function using KO mice lacking RIBEYE. Despite loss of the entire ribbon structure, synapses retained their spatiotemporal development and KO mice had a mild hearing deficit. IHCs of KO had fewer synaptic vesicles and reduced exocytosis in response to brief depolarization; high stimulus level rescued exocytosis in KO...
January 12, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326059/differential-requirement-of-de-novo-arc-protein-synthesis-in-the-insular-cortex-and-the-amygdala-for-safe-and-aversive-taste-long-term-memory-formation
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Guzmán-Ramos Kioko, Venkataraman Archana, Morin Jean-Pascal, Osorio-Gómez Daniel, Bermúdez-Rattoni Federico
Several immediate early genes products are known to be involved in the facilitation of structural and functional modifications at distinct synapses activated through experience. The IEG-encoded protein Arc (activity regulated cytoskeletal-associated protein) has been widely implicated in long-term memory formation and stabilization. In this study, we sought to evaluate a possible role for de novo Arc protein synthesis in the insular cortex (IC) and in the amygdala (AMY) during long-term taste memory formation...
January 8, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321393/-n-3-fatty-acids-and-the-maintenance-of-neuronal-functions
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Michio Hashimoto
The functions of n-3 fatty acids are known to be diverse, and they play roles in cardiovascular and neuronal systems and in lipid metabolism. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is the most abundant n-3 fatty acid in the brain, is essential for the maintenance of brain functions throughout the human lifespan. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that reduced n-3 fatty acid intake is closely associated with the onset of mental and neurological diseases such as brain developmental disorders, depression, and Alzheimer's disease...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319183/effects-of-prpc-on-df-1-cells-biological-processes-and-rna-seq-based-analysis-of-differential-genes
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Zhang Tian-Liang, Wan Xue-Rui, Wu Run, Wang Chuan
To reveal the effects of PrPC on cells' biological processes and on gene expression. We established stable DF-1 (PrPC -knockdown (KD)) cells, and combined with DF-1 (wt) and DF-1 (PrPC -overexpression (OE)) cells that we previously established we studied the effects of chicken PrPC (PrPC ) on DF-1 cells' processes. Then by using high throughput sequencing technology (HTS) and bioinformatics, we analyzed the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between these cells. The results show that compared with DF-1 (wt) and DF-1 (PrPC -scramble), DF-1 (PrPC-KD) are significantly decreased in adhesion, proliferation, formation rate of colony and cells number of colony, scratch wound healing rate, cells number of invasion and migration, S phase cell populations, but the apoptosis rate and G1 phase cell populations are significantly increased...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318974/-understanding-the-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-during-neurodegeneration-for-new-therapeutics-opportunities
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Amalia Merelli, Julio Cesar Garcia Rodriguez, Jaume Folch, Marcelo R Regueiro, Antoni Camins, Lazarowski Alberto
Neurodegeneration (NDG) is linked with the progressive loss of neural function with intellectual and/or motor impairment. Several diseases affecting older individuals, including Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and many others, are the most relevant disorders associated with NDG. Since other pathologies such as refractory epilepsy, brain infections, or hereditary diseases such as "neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation", also lead to chronic brain inflammation with loss of neural cells, NDG can be said to affect all ages...
January 10, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317530/the-polarity-protein-angiomotin-p130-controls-dendritic-spine-maturation
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Michael Wigerius, Dylan Quinn, Antonios Diab, Leanne Clattenburg, Annette Kolar, Jiansong Qi, Stefan R Krueger, James P Fawcett
The actin cytoskeleton is essential for the structural changes in dendritic spines that lead to the formation of new synapses. Although the molecular mechanisms underlying spine formation are well characterized, the events that drive spine maturation during development are largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that Angiomotin (AMOT-130) is necessary for spine stabilization. AMOT-130 is enriched in mature dendritic spines and functions to stabilize the actin cytoskeleton by coupling F-actin to postsynaptic protein scaffolds...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316491/presynaptic-endocytic-factors-in-autophagy-and-neurodegeneration
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REVIEW
Domenico Azarnia Tehran, Marijn Kuijpers, Volker Haucke
Neuronal signaling depends on the exocytic fusion and subsequent endocytic retrieval and reformation of neurotransmitter-containing synaptic vesicles at synapses. Recent findings have uncovered surprising roles of presynaptic endocytic proteins in the formation and transport of autophagosomes. These include functions of the membrane remodelling protein endophilin and its downstream effector, the phosphoinositide phosphatase synaptojanin, in autophagosome formation and in Parkinson's disease, the endocytic sorting adaptor CALM in protein degradation via the autophagy/lysosomal pathway in Alzheimer's disease, and the clathrin adaptor complex AP-2 in retrograde transport of signaling autophagosomes to prevent neurodegeneration...
January 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305122/liraglutide-ameliorates-cognitive-decline-by-promoting-autophagy-via-the-amp-activated-protein-kinase-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-pathway-in-a-streptozotocin-induced-mouse-model-of-diabetes
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Fei-Juan Kong, Jia-Hua Wu, Shui-Ya Sun, Lei-Lei Ma, Jia-Qiang Zhou
Diabetic cognitive dysfunction has gained widespread attention for its deleterious impact on individuals with diabetes. However, few clinical interventions are available to prevent the disorder. The glucagon-like peptide-1 analog liraglutide exerts neuroprotective effects in several models of neurodegenerative diseases. We investigated the effect of liraglutide pretreatment on diabetes-induced cognitive decline and explored the underlying mechanisms in vivo and in vitro. Liraglutide pretreatment prevented diabetes-induced cognitive impairment as assessed by the Morris Water Maze test, and alleviated neuronal injuries and ultrastructural damage to synapses in the hippocampal CA1 region...
January 2, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302779/glia-to-neuron-transfer-of-mirnas-via-extracellular-vesicles-a-new-mechanism-underlying-inflammation-induced-synaptic-alterations
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Ilaria Prada, Martina Gabrielli, Elena Turola, Alessia Iorio, Giulia D'Arrigo, Roberta Parolisi, Mariacristina De Luca, Marco Pacifici, Mattia Bastoni, Marta Lombardi, Giuseppe Legname, Dan Cojoc, Annalisa Buffo, Roberto Furlan, Francesca Peruzzi, Claudia Verderio
Recent evidence indicates synaptic dysfunction as an early mechanism affected in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, which are characterized by chronic microglia activation. However, the mode(s) of action of reactive microglia in causing synaptic defects are not fully understood. In this study, we show that inflammatory microglia produce extracellular vesicles (EVs) which are enriched in a set of miRNAs that regulate the expression of key synaptic proteins. Among them, miR-146a-5p, a microglia-specific miRNA not present in hippocampal neurons, controls the expression of presynaptic synaptotagmin1 (Syt1) and postsynaptic neuroligin1 (Nlg1), an adhesion protein which play a crucial role in dendritic spine formation and synaptic stability...
January 4, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298427/the-aging-astrocyte-transcriptome-from-multiple-regions-of-the-mouse-brain
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Matthew M Boisvert, Galina A Erikson, Maxim N Shokhirev, Nicola J Allen
Aging brains undergo cognitive decline, associated with decreased neuronal synapse number and function and altered metabolism. Astrocytes regulate neuronal synapse formation and function in development and adulthood, but whether these properties change during aging, contributing to neuronal dysfunction, is unknown. We addressed this by generating aged and adult astrocyte transcriptomes from multiple mouse brain regions. These data provide a comprehensive RNA-seq database of adult and aged astrocyte gene expression, available online as a resource...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
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