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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5073, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033238

RESUMO

Brain cells continuously produce and release protons into the extracellular space, with the rate of acid production corresponding to the levels of neuronal activity and metabolism. Efficient buffering and removal of excess H+ is essential for brain function, not least because all the electrogenic and biochemical machinery of synaptic transmission is highly sensitive to changes in pH. Here, we describe an astroglial mechanism that contributes to the protection of the brain milieu from acidification. In vivo and in vitro experiments conducted in rodent models show that at least one third of all astrocytes release bicarbonate to buffer extracellular H+ loads associated with increases in neuronal activity. The underlying signalling mechanism involves activity-dependent release of ATP triggering bicarbonate secretion by astrocytes via activation of metabotropic P2Y1 receptors, recruitment of phospholipase C, release of Ca2+ from the internal stores, and facilitated outward HCO3- transport by the electrogenic sodium bicarbonate cotransporter 1, NBCe1. These results show that astrocytes maintain local brain extracellular pH homeostasis via a neuronal activity-dependent release of bicarbonate. The data provide evidence of another important metabolic housekeeping function of these glial cells.


Assuntos
Astrócitos/metabolismo , Bicarbonatos/metabolismo , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Espaço Extracelular/metabolismo , Acetazolamida/farmacologia , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Animais , Astrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Anidrases Carbônicas/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Estimulação Elétrica , Fluorescência , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Modelos Biológicos , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Antagonistas Purinérgicos/farmacologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Receptores Purinérgicos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Simportadores de Sódio-Bicarbonato/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5074, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033265

RESUMO

Touch and itch sensations are crucial for evoking defensive and emotional responses, and light tactile touch may induce unpleasant itch sensations (mechanical itch or alloknesis). The neural substrate for touch-to-itch conversion in the spinal cord remains elusive. We report that spinal interneurons expressing Tachykinin 2-Cre (Tac2Cre) receive direct Aß low threshold mechanoreceptor (LTMR) input and form monosynaptic connections with GRPR neurons. Ablation or inhibition markedly reduces mechanical but not acute chemical itch nor noxious touch information. Chemogenetic inhibition of Tac2Cre neurons also displays pronounced deficit in chronic dry skin itch, a type of chemical itch in mice. Consistently, ablation of gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) neurons, which are essential for transmitting chemical itch, also abolishes mechanical itch. Together, these results suggest that innocuous touch and chemical itch information converge on GRPR neurons and thus map an exquisite spinal circuitry hard-wired for converting innocuous touch to irritating itch.


Assuntos
Rede Nervosa/fisiopatologia , Prurido/fisiopatologia , Tato/fisiologia , Animais , Comportamento Animal , Injeções Espinhais , Luz , Potenciais da Membrana , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neurônios/metabolismo , Precursores de Proteínas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fos/metabolismo , Receptores da Bombesina/metabolismo , Pele/patologia , Medula Espinal/fisiopatologia , Sinapses/metabolismo , Taquicininas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4990, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020478

RESUMO

Neurons are highly compartmentalized cells with tightly controlled subcellular protein organization. While brain transcriptome, connectome and global proteome maps are being generated, system-wide analysis of temporal protein dynamics at the subcellular level are currently lacking. Here, we perform a temporally-resolved surfaceome analysis of primary neuron cultures and reveal dynamic surface protein clusters that reflect the functional requirements during distinct stages of neuronal development. Direct comparison of surface and total protein pools during development and homeostatic synaptic scaling demonstrates system-wide proteostasis-independent remodeling of the neuronal surface, illustrating widespread regulation on the level of surface trafficking. Finally, quantitative analysis of the neuronal surface during chemical long-term potentiation (cLTP) reveals fast externalization of diverse classes of surface proteins beyond the AMPA receptor, providing avenues to investigate the requirement of exocytosis for LTP. Our resource (neurosurfaceome.ethz.ch) highlights the importance of subcellular resolution for systems-level understanding of cellular processes.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Plasticidade Neuronal , Neurônios/metabolismo , Sinapses/metabolismo , Animais , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Potenciais Pós-Sinápticos Excitadores , Homeostase , Potenciação de Longa Duração , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Transporte Proteico , Proteostase , Ratos
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Mol Cell ; 80(1): 156-163.e6, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33007255

RESUMO

The production of alternative RNA variants contributes to the tissue-specific regulation of gene expression. In the animal nervous system, a systematic shift toward distal sites of transcription termination produces transcript signatures that are crucial for neuron development and function. Here, we report that, in Drosophila, the highly conserved protein ELAV globally regulates all sites of neuronal 3' end processing and directly binds to proximal polyadenylation sites of target mRNAs in vivo. We uncover an endogenous strategy of functional gene rescue that safeguards neuronal RNA signatures in an ELAV loss-of-function context. When not directly repressed by ELAV, the transcript encoding the ELAV paralog FNE acquires a mini-exon, generating a new protein able to translocate to the nucleus and rescue ELAV-mediated alternative polyadenylation and alternative splicing. We propose that exon-activated functional rescue is a more widespread mechanism that ensures robustness of processes regulated by a hierarchy, rather than redundancy, of effectors.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Proteínas ELAV/metabolismo , Éxons/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Masculino , Ligação Proteica , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Mol Cell ; 80(1): 140-155.e6, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33007254

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The tissue-specific deployment of highly extended neural 3' UTR isoforms, generated by alternative polyadenylation (APA), is a broad and conserved feature of metazoan genomes. However, the factors and mechanisms that control neural APA isoforms are not well understood. Here, we show that three ELAV/Hu RNA binding proteins (Elav, Rbp9, and Fne) have similar capacities to induce a lengthened 3' UTR landscape in an ectopic setting. These factors promote accumulation of chromatin-associated, 3' UTR-extended, nascent transcripts, through inhibition of proximal polyadenylation site (PAS) usage. Notably, Elav represses an unannotated splice isoform of fne, switching the normally cytoplasmic Fne toward the nucleus in elav mutants. We use genomic profiling to reveal strong and broad loss of neural APA in elav/fne double mutant CNS, the first genetic background to largely abrogate this distinct APA signature. Overall, we demonstrate how regulatory interplay and functionally overlapping activities of neural ELAV/Hu RBPs drives the neural APA landscape.


Assuntos
Regiões 3' não Traduzidas/genética , Proteínas de Drosophila/metabolismo , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Proteínas ELAV/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Processamento Alternativo/genética , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas ELAV/química , Larva/metabolismo , Mutação/genética , Poli A/metabolismo , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 2368-2371, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018482

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It has been widely accepted that Parkinson's disease (PD) is triggered and shaped by propagation of misfolded α-synuclein. Converging neurophysiological evidence suggests that leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is involved in membrane transport of PD pathogenesis. This study proposed an agent-based computational model by integrating structural connections and gene expression to investigate whether LRRK2 would affect the PD pathology propagation in central nervous system. Gene expression profiles from the Allen Human Brain Atlas (AHBA) and multimodal brain MRI images from Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) and Human Connectome Project (HCP) were employed for the model construction. The model results exhibit the involvement of LRRK2 gene expression remarkably elevated model fitting (r = 0.73) compared with the traditional susceptible-infected-removed (S-I-R) model (r=0.60). Specifically, our model revealed that LRRK2 is more likely to modulate pathology secretion out of neurons, rather than spreading into neurons. The findings support the theory of LRRK2 gene expression modulating cell-to-cell propagation of misfolded proteins. As a result, the proposed model would bring new insights of understanding PD mechanism in terms of misfolded α-synuclein propagation.


Assuntos
Doença de Parkinson , alfa-Sinucleína , Encéfalo/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Serina-Treonina Proteína Quinase-2 com Repetições Ricas em Leucina/genética , Neurônios/metabolismo , Doença de Parkinson/genética , alfa-Sinucleína/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4410, 2020 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879310

RESUMO

The hypothalamic suprachiasmatic (SCN) clock contains several neurochemically defined cell groups that contribute to the genesis of circadian rhythms. Using cell-specific and genetically targeted approaches we have confirmed an indispensable role for vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-expressing SCN (SCNVIP) neurons, including their molecular clock, in generating the mammalian locomotor activity (LMA) circadian rhythm. Optogenetic-assisted circuit mapping revealed functional, di-synaptic connectivity between SCNVIP neurons and dorsomedial hypothalamic neurons, providing a circuit substrate by which SCNVIP neurons may regulate LMA rhythms. In vivo photometry revealed that while SCNVIP neurons are acutely responsive to light, their activity is otherwise behavioral state invariant. Single-nuclei RNA-sequencing revealed that SCNVIP neurons comprise two transcriptionally distinct subtypes, including putative pacemaker and non-pacemaker populations. Altogether, our work establishes necessity of SCNVIP neurons for the LMA circadian rhythm, elucidates organization of circadian outflow from and modulatory input to SCNVIP cells, and demonstrates a subpopulation-level molecular heterogeneity that suggests distinct functions for specific SCNVIP subtypes.


Assuntos
Ritmo Circadiano/fisiologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Núcleo Supraquiasmático , Animais , Mapeamento Encefálico , Relógios Circadianos/fisiologia , Locomoção/fisiologia , Camundongos , Optogenética/métodos , Núcleo Supraquiasmático/citologia , Núcleo Supraquiasmático/metabolismo
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000820, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866173

RESUMO

Mutations in the gene encoding the microtubule-severing protein spastin (spastic paraplegia 4 [SPG4]) cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), associated with neurodegeneration, spasticity, and motor impairment. Complicated forms (complicated HSP [cHSP]) further include cognitive deficits and dementia; however, the etiology and dysfunctional mechanisms of cHSP have remained unknown. Here, we report specific working and associative memory deficits upon spastin depletion in mice. Loss of spastin-mediated severing leads to reduced synapse numbers, accompanied by lower miniature excitatory postsynaptic current (mEPSC) frequencies. At the subcellular level, mutant neurons are characterized by longer microtubules with increased tubulin polyglutamylation levels. Notably, these conditions reduce kinesin-microtubule binding, impair the processivity of kinesin family protein (KIF) 5, and reduce the delivery of presynaptic vesicles and postsynaptic α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors. Rescue experiments confirm the specificity of these results by showing that wild-type spastin, but not the severing-deficient and disease-associated K388R mutant, normalizes the effects at the synaptic, microtubule, and transport levels. In addition, short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated reduction of tubulin polyglutamylation on spastin knockout background normalizes KIF5 transport deficits and attenuates the loss of excitatory synapses. Our data provide a mechanism that connects spastin dysfunction with the regulation of kinesin-mediated cargo transport, synapse integrity, and cognition.


Assuntos
Ácido Glutâmico/metabolismo , Cinesina/metabolismo , Transtornos da Memória/metabolismo , Transtornos da Memória/fisiopatologia , Memória de Curto Prazo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Espastina/deficiência , Tubulina (Proteína)/metabolismo , Potenciais de Ação , Animais , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Espinhas Dendríticas/metabolismo , Espinhas Dendríticas/ultraestrutura , Potenciais Pós-Sinápticos Excitadores , Hipocampo/patologia , Hipocampo/fisiopatologia , Camundongos Knockout , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Microtúbulos/ultraestrutura , Atividade Motora , Neurônios/patologia , Neurônios/ultraestrutura , Transporte Proteico , Espastina/metabolismo , Sinapses/metabolismo , Sinapses/ultraestrutura , Vesículas Sinápticas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4448, 2020 09 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895370

RESUMO

Substance abuse disorders are linked to alteration of circadian rhythms, although the molecular and neuronal pathways implicated have not been fully elucidated. Addictive drugs, such as cocaine, induce a rapid increase of dopamine levels in the brain. Here, we show that acute administration of cocaine triggers reprogramming in circadian gene expression in the striatum, an area involved in psychomotor and rewarding effects of drugs. This process involves the activation of peroxisome protein activator receptor gamma (PPARγ), a nuclear receptor involved in inflammatory responses. PPARγ reprogramming is altered in mice with cell-specific ablation of the dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) in the striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs) (iMSN-D2RKO). Administration of a specific PPARγ agonist in iMSN-D2RKO mice elicits substantial rescue of cocaine-dependent control of circadian genes. These findings have potential implications for development of strategies to treat substance abuse disorders.


Assuntos
Relógios Circadianos/efeitos dos fármacos , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Cocaína/fisiopatologia , Cocaína/efeitos adversos , Núcleo Accumbens/efeitos dos fármacos , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Receptores de Dopamina D2/metabolismo , Administração Oral , Animais , Relógios Circadianos/fisiologia , Cocaína/administração & dosagem , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Cocaína/tratamento farmacológico , Dopamina/metabolismo , Injeções Intraperitoneais , Locomoção/fisiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Núcleo Accumbens/fisiopatologia , PPAR gama/agonistas , Pioglitazona/administração & dosagem , Receptores de Dopamina D2/genética , Recompensa , Transdução de Sinais
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4458, 2020 09 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895383

RESUMO

In rodent models of type 2 diabetes (T2D), sustained remission of hyperglycemia can be induced by a single intracerebroventricular (icv) injection of fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1), and the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) was recently implicated as the brain area responsible for this effect. To better understand the cellular response to FGF1 in the MBH, we sequenced >79,000 single-cell transcriptomes from the hypothalamus of diabetic Lepob/ob mice obtained on Days 1 and 5 after icv injection of either FGF1 or vehicle. A wide range of transcriptional responses to FGF1 was observed across diverse hypothalamic cell types, with glial cell types responding much more robustly than neurons at both time points. Tanycytes and ependymal cells were the most FGF1-responsive cell type at Day 1, but astrocytes and oligodendrocyte lineage cells subsequently became more responsive. Based on histochemical and ultrastructural evidence of enhanced cell-cell interactions between astrocytes and Agrp neurons (key components of the melanocortin system), we performed a series of studies showing that intact melanocortin signaling is required for the sustained antidiabetic action of FGF1. These data collectively suggest that hypothalamic glial cells are leading targets for the effects of FGF1 and that sustained diabetes remission is dependent on intact melanocortin signaling.


Assuntos
Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/dietoterapia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Fator 1 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/administração & dosagem , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Hipotálamo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Recombinantes/administração & dosagem , Proteína Relacionada com Agouti/metabolismo , Animais , Astrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Astrócitos/metabolismo , Glicemia/análise , Comunicação Celular , Núcleo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/patologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Sacarose na Dieta/administração & dosagem , Sacarose na Dieta/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Hipotálamo/citologia , Hipotálamo/patologia , Injeções Intraventriculares , Leptina/genética , Masculino , Melanocortinas/metabolismo , Hormônios Estimuladores de Melanócitos/administração & dosagem , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Oligodendroglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligodendroglia/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Receptor Tipo 4 de Melanocortina/genética , Receptores de Melanocortina/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Melanocortina/metabolismo , Indução de Remissão/métodos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Análise de Célula Única , Técnicas Estereotáxicas , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4484, 2020 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901027

RESUMO

Chronic stress is a key risk factor for mood disorders like depression, but the stress-induced changes in brain circuit function and gene expression underlying depression symptoms are not completely understood, hindering development of novel treatments. Because of its projections to brain regions regulating reward and anxiety, the ventral hippocampus is uniquely poised to translate the experience of stress into altered brain function and pathological mood, though the cellular and molecular mechanisms of this process are not fully understood. Here, we use a novel method of circuit-specific gene editing to show that the transcription factor ΔFosB drives projection-specific activity of ventral hippocampus glutamatergic neurons causing behaviorally diverse responses to stress. We establish molecular, cellular, and circuit-level mechanisms for depression- and anxiety-like behavior in response to stress and use circuit-specific gene expression profiling to uncover novel downstream targets as potential sites of therapeutic intervention in depression.


Assuntos
Aprendizagem da Esquiva/fisiologia , Hipocampo/fisiologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fos/fisiologia , Animais , Ansiedade/metabolismo , Comportamento Animal/fisiologia , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Inativação Gênica , Hipocampo/anatomia & histologia , Hipocampo/citologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fos/deficiência , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fos/genética , Comportamento Social , Estresse Psicológico
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4576, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917905

RESUMO

Endosome maturation depends on membrane contact sites (MCSs) formed between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and endolysosomes (LyLEs). The mechanism underlying lipid supply for this process and its pathophysiological relevance remains unclear, however. Here, we identify PDZD8-the mammalian ortholog of a yeast ERMES subunit-as a protein that interacts with protrudin, which is located at ER-LyLE MCSs. Protrudin and PDZD8 promote the formation of ER-LyLE MCSs, and PDZD8 shows the ability to extract various lipids from the ER. Overexpression of both protrudin and PDZD8 in HeLa cells, as well as their depletion in mouse primary neurons, impairs endosomal homeostasis by inducing the formation of abnormal large vacuoles reminiscent of those apparent in spastin- or REEP1-deficient neurons. The protrudin-PDZD8 system is also essential for the establishment of neuronal polarity. Our results suggest that protrudin and PDZD8 cooperatively promote endosome maturation by mediating ER-LyLE tethering and lipid extraction at MCSs, thereby maintaining neuronal polarity and integrity.


Assuntos
Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Endossomos/fisiologia , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte Vesicular/metabolismo , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Humanos , Lipídeos , Lipossomos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Knockout , Mitocôndrias , Domínios Proteicos , Proteômica , Proteínas Recombinantes , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte Vesicular/genética
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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz ; 115: e200007, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32935749

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BACKGROUND: Behavioral and neurochemical alterations associated with toxoplasmosis may be influenced by the persistence of tissue cysts and activation of an immune response in the brain of Toxoplasma gondii-infected hosts. The cerebral extracellular matrix is organised as perineuronal nets (PNNs) that are both released and ensheath by some neurons and glial cells. There is evidences to suggest that PNNs impairment is a pathophysiological mechanism associated with neuropsychiatric conditions. However, there is a lack of information regarding the impact of parasitic infections on the PNNs integrity and how this could affect the host's behavior. OBJECTIVES: In this context, we aimed to analyse the impact of T. gondii infection on cyst burden, PNNs integrity, and possible effects in the locomotor activity of chronically infected mice. METHODS: We infected mice with T. gondii ME-49 strain. After thirty days, we assessed locomotor performance of animals using the open field test, followed by evaluation of cysts burden and PNNs integrity in four brain regions (primary and secondary motor cortices, prefrontal and somesthetic cortex) to assess the PNNs integrity using Wisteria floribunda agglutinin (WFA) labeling by immunohistochemical analyses. FINDINGS AND MAIN CONCLUSIONS: Our findings revealed a random distribution of cysts in the brain, the disruption of PNNs surrounding neurons in four areas of the cerebral cortex and hyperlocomotor behavior in T. gondii-infected mice. These results can contribute to elucidate the link toxoplasmosis with the establishment of neuroinflammatory response in neuropsychiatric disorders and to raise a discussion about the mechanisms related to changes in brain connectivity, with possible behavioral repercussions during chronic T. gondii infection.


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Cerebelo/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Neurônios Motores/citologia , Neurônios/patologia , Toxoplasmose Animal , Toxoplasmose/patologia , Animais , Cerebelo/citologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Camundongos , Neurônios Motores/metabolismo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Toxoplasma , Toxoplasmose/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4360, 2020 08 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32868762

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The hypothalamus is a central regulator of many innate behaviors essential for survival, but the molecular mechanisms controlling hypothalamic patterning and cell fate specification are poorly understood. To identify genes that control hypothalamic development, we have used single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-Seq) to profile mouse hypothalamic gene expression across 12 developmental time points between embryonic day 10 and postnatal day 45. This identified genes that delineated clear developmental trajectories for all major hypothalamic cell types, and readily distinguished major regional subdivisions of the developing hypothalamus. By using our developmental dataset, we were able to rapidly annotate previously unidentified clusters from existing scRNA-Seq datasets collected during development and to identify the developmental origins of major neuronal populations of the ventromedial hypothalamus. We further show that our approach can rapidly and comprehensively characterize mutants that have altered hypothalamic patterning, identifying Nkx2.1 as a negative regulator of prethalamic identity. These data serve as a resource for further studies of hypothalamic development, physiology, and dysfunction.


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Diferenciação Celular , Hipotálamo , Neurônios/metabolismo , Fator Nuclear 1 de Tireoide/metabolismo , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Padronização Corporal , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Hipotálamo/citologia , Hipotálamo/embriologia , Hipotálamo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Hipotálamo/metabolismo , Camundongos , Mutação , Análise de Célula Única , Fator Nuclear 1 de Tireoide/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4634, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929078

RESUMO

The current opioid epidemic necessitates a better understanding of human addiction neurobiology to develop efficacious treatment approaches. Here, we perform genome-wide assessment of chromatin accessibility of the human striatum in heroin users and matched controls. Our study reveals distinct neuronal and non-neuronal epigenetic signatures, and identifies a locus in the proximity of the gene encoding tyrosine kinase FYN as the most affected region in neurons. FYN expression, kinase activity and the phosphorylation of its target Tau are increased by heroin use in the post-mortem human striatum, as well as in rats trained to self-administer heroin and primary striatal neurons treated with chronic morphine in vitro. Pharmacological or genetic manipulation of FYN activity significantly attenuates heroin self-administration and responding for drug-paired cues in rodents. Our findings suggest that striatal FYN is an important driver of heroin-related neurodegenerative-like pathology and drug-taking behavior, making FYN a promising therapeutic target for heroin use disorder.


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Cromatina/metabolismo , Corpo Estriado/enzimologia , Dependência de Heroína/enzimologia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fyn/metabolismo , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinais (Psicologia) , Genoma , Células HEK293 , Heroína/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Neurônios/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-fyn/antagonistas & inibidores , Ratos Long-Evans , Autoadministração , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4640, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934232

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Small molecule inhibitors are prime reagents for studies in microtubule cytoskeleton research, being applicable across a range of biological models and not requiring genetic engineering. However, traditional chemical inhibitors cannot be experimentally applied with spatiotemporal precision suiting the length and time scales inherent to microtubule-dependent cellular processes. We have synthesised photoswitchable paclitaxel-based microtubule stabilisers, whose binding is induced by photoisomerisation to their metastable state. Photoisomerising these reagents in living cells allows optical control over microtubule network integrity and dynamics, cell division and survival, with biological response on the timescale of seconds and spatial precision to the level of individual cells within a population. In primary neurons, they enable regulation of microtubule dynamics resolved to subcellular regions within individual neurites. These azobenzene-based microtubule stabilisers thus enable non-invasive, spatiotemporally precise modulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton in living cells, and promise new possibilities for studying intracellular transport, cell motility, and neuronal physiology.


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Microtúbulos/química , Paclitaxel/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citoesqueleto/química , Citoesqueleto/efeitos dos fármacos , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Humanos , Isomerismo , Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Neurônios/química , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Paclitaxel/farmacologia
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(9): e1008198, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32931495

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Calcium imaging with fluorescent protein sensors is widely used to record activity in neuronal populations. The transform between neural activity and calcium-related fluorescence involves nonlinearities and low-pass filtering, but the effects of the transformation on analyses of neural populations are not well understood. We compared neuronal spikes and fluorescence in matched neural populations in behaving mice. We report multiple discrepancies between analyses performed on the two types of data, including changes in single-neuron selectivity and population decoding. These were only partially resolved by spike inference algorithms applied to fluorescence. To model the relation between spiking and fluorescence we simultaneously recorded spikes and fluorescence from individual neurons. Using these recordings we developed a model transforming spike trains to synthetic-imaging data. The model recapitulated the differences in analyses. Our analysis highlights challenges in relating electrophysiology and imaging data, and suggests forward modeling as an effective way to understand differences between these data.


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Cálcio/metabolismo , Fenômenos Eletrofisiológicos/fisiologia , Modelos Neurológicos , Imagem Molecular/métodos , Neurônios , Potenciais de Ação/fisiologia , Animais , Lobo Frontal/citologia , Lobo Frontal/fisiologia , Camundongos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/fisiologia , Imagem Óptica
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Nature ; 585(7826): 603-608, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32939090

RESUMO

Ferroptosis-an iron-dependent, non-apoptotic cell death process-is involved in various degenerative diseases and represents a targetable susceptibility in certain cancers1. The ferroptosis-susceptible cell state can either pre-exist in cells that arise from certain lineages or be acquired during cell-state transitions2-5. However, precisely how susceptibility to ferroptosis is dynamically regulated remains poorly understood. Here we use genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 suppressor screens to identify the oxidative organelles peroxisomes as critical contributors to ferroptosis sensitivity in human renal and ovarian carcinoma cells. Using lipidomic profiling we show that peroxisomes contribute to ferroptosis by synthesizing polyunsaturated ether phospholipids (PUFA-ePLs), which act as substrates for lipid peroxidation that, in turn, results in the induction of ferroptosis. Carcinoma cells that are initially sensitive to ferroptosis can switch to a ferroptosis-resistant state in vivo in mice, which is associated with extensive downregulation of PUFA-ePLs. We further find that the pro-ferroptotic role of PUFA-ePLs can be extended beyond neoplastic cells to other cell types, including neurons and cardiomyocytes. Together, our work reveals roles for the peroxisome-ether-phospholipid axis in driving susceptibility to and evasion from ferroptosis, highlights PUFA-ePL as a distinct functional lipid class that is dynamically regulated during cell-state transitions, and suggests multiple regulatory nodes for therapeutic interventions in diseases that involve ferroptosis.


Assuntos
Éteres/metabolismo , Ferroptose , Peroxissomos/metabolismo , Fosfolipídeos/química , Fosfolipídeos/metabolismo , Animais , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem Celular , Éteres/química , Feminino , Edição de Genes , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Masculino , Camundongos , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Neurônios/citologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Peroxissomos/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4361, 2020 08 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32868773

RESUMO

The sensory responses of cortical neuronal populations following training have been extensively studied. However, the spike firing properties of individual cortical neurons following training remain unknown. Here, we have combined two-photon Ca2+ imaging and single-cell electrophysiology in awake behaving mice following auditory associative training. We find a sparse set (~5%) of layer 2/3 neurons in the primary auditory cortex, each of which reliably exhibits high-rate prolonged burst firing responses to the trained sound. Such bursts are largely absent in the auditory cortex of untrained mice. Strikingly, in mice trained with different multitone chords, we discover distinct subsets of neurons that exhibit bursting responses specifically to a chord but neither to any constituent tone nor to the other chord. Thus, our results demonstrate an integrated representation of learned complex sounds in a small subset of cortical neurons.


Assuntos
Córtex Auditivo/fisiologia , Percepção Auditiva/fisiologia , Neurônios/fisiologia , Estimulação Acústica/métodos , Córtex Auditivo/citologia , Sinalização do Cálcio , Eletrofisiologia/métodos , Aprendizagem/fisiologia , Microscopia de Fluorescência por Excitação Multifotônica/métodos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Análise de Célula Única/métodos
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19590-19598, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732431

RESUMO

During rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, behavioral unresponsiveness contrasts strongly with intense brain-wide neural network dynamics. Yet, the physiological functions of this cellular activation remain unclear. Using in vivo calcium imaging in freely behaving mice, we found that inhibitory neurons in the lateral hypothalamus (LHvgat) show unique activity patterns during feeding that are reactivated during REM, but not non-REM, sleep. REM sleep-specific optogenetic silencing of LHvgat cells induced a reorganization of these activity patterns during subsequent feeding behaviors accompanied by decreased food intake. Our findings provide evidence for a role for REM sleep in the maintenance of cellular representations of feeding behavior.


Assuntos
Comportamento Alimentar/fisiologia , Região Hipotalâmica Lateral/fisiologia , Sono REM/fisiologia , Animais , Mapeamento Encefálico , Masculino , Camundongos , Rede Nervosa , Inibição Neural , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/fisiologia , Optogenética , Sono/fisiologia , Proteínas Vesiculares de Transporte de Aminoácidos Inibidores/genética , Proteínas Vesiculares de Transporte de Aminoácidos Inibidores/metabolismo
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