Quantitative analysis of Gria1, Gria2, Dlg1 and Dlg4 expression levels in hippocampus following forced swim stress in mice

  • AMPA receptors and interacting proteins are importantly involved in mediating stress-dependent plasticity. Previously we reported that GluA1-containing AMPA receptors and their interaction with PDZ-proteins are required for the experience-dependent expression of behavioral despair in the forced swim test. However, it is unclear if the expression of GluA1-containing AMPA receptors is affected by this type of behavior. Here we investigated in wild type mice, whether hippocampal gene or protein levels of GluA1 or associated PDZ proteins is altered following forced swim stress. We show that expression of Dlg4 (the gene coding for PSD-95) was strongly reduced after two days of forced swimming. In contrast, levels of Dlg1, Gria1, and Gria2 (coding for SAP97, GluA1, and GluA2 respectively) were not affected after one or two days of forced swimming. The changes in gene expression largely did not translate to the protein level. These findings indicate a limited acute effect of forced swim stress on the expression of the investigated targets and suggest that the acute involvement of GluA1-containing AMPA receptors tor forced swim behavior is a result of non-genomic mechanisms.

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Author:Florian Freudenberg
Pubmed Id:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31575955
Parent Title (English):Scientific reports
Publisher:Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature
Place of publication:[London]
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2019
Date of first Publication:2019/10/01
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/16
Tag:Molecular neuroscience; Stress and resilience
Issue:1, Art. 14060
Page Number:8
First Page:1
Last Page:8
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Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
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