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Proteomic Studies Reveal Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 as a Key Regulator Unifying Neurodevelopment and Synaptic Function

Version 1 : Received: 17 November 2018 / Approved: 19 November 2018 / Online: 19 November 2018 (12:25:42 CET)

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Ramos, A.; Rodríguez-Seoane, C.; Rosa, I.; Gorroño-Etxebarria, I.; Alonso, J.; Veiga, S.; Korth, C.; Kypta, R.M.; García, Á.; Requena, J.R. Proteomic Studies Reveal Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 as a Player in Both Neurodevelopment and Synaptic Function. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 119. Ramos, A.; Rodríguez-Seoane, C.; Rosa, I.; Gorroño-Etxebarria, I.; Alonso, J.; Veiga, S.; Korth, C.; Kypta, R.M.; García, Á.; Requena, J.R. Proteomic Studies Reveal Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 as a Player in Both Neurodevelopment and Synaptic Function. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 119.

Journal reference: Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 20, 119
DOI: 10.3390/ijms20010119

Abstract

A balanced chromosomal translocation disrupting DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1) gene has been linked to psychiatric diseases, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Since the discovery of this translocation, many studies have focused on understating the role of the truncated isoform of DISC1, hypothesizing that the gain of function of this protein could be behind the neurobiology of mental conditions, but not so many studies have focused in the mechanisms impaired due to its loss of function. For that reason, we perform an analysis on the cellular proteome of primary neurons in which DISC1 was knocked down with the goal of identifying relevant pathways directly affected by DISC1 loss of function. Using an unbiased proteomic approach, we found that the expression of 31 proteins related to neurodevelopment (e.g. CRMP-2, stathmin) and synaptic function (e.g. MUNC-18, NCS-1) is regulated by DISC1 in primary mouse neurons. Hence, this study reinforces the idea that DISC1 is a unifying regulator of both neurodevelopment and synaptic function, thereby providing a link between these two key anatomical and cellular circuitries.

Subject Areas

DISC1, neurodevelopment, synapse, CRMP-2, MUNC18, syntaxin, NECAP1, proteomics

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