Mice lacking the PSD-95-interacting E3 ligase, Dorfin/Rnf19a, display reduced adult neurogenesis, enhanced long-term potentiation, and impaired contextual fear conditioning

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Title
Mice lacking the PSD-95-interacting E3 ligase, Dorfin/Rnf19a, display reduced adult neurogenesis, enhanced long-term potentiation, and impaired contextual fear conditioning
Author(s)
Hanwool Park; Jinhee Yang; Ryunhee Kim; Yan Li; Yeunkum Lee; Chungwoo Lee; Jongil Park; Dongmin Lee; Hun Kim; Eunjoon Kim
Publication Date
2015-11
Journal
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v.5, no., pp.16410 - 16410
Publisher
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Abstract
Protein ubiquitination has a significant influence on diverse aspects of neuronal development and function. Dorfin, also known as Rnf19a, is a RING finger E3 ubiquitin ligase implicated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, but its in vivo functions have not been explored. We report here that Dorfin is a novel binding partner of the excitatory postsynaptic scaffolding protein PSD-95. Dorfin-mutant (Dorfin-/-) mice show reduced adult neurogenesis and enhanced long-term potentiation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus, but normal long-term potentiation in the CA1 region. Behaviorally, Dorfin-/- mice show impaired contextual fear conditioning, but normal levels of cued fear conditioning, fear extinction, spatial learning and memory, object recognition memory, spatial working memory, and pattern separation. Using a proteomic approach, we also identify a number of proteins whose ubiquitination levels are decreased in the Dorfin-/- brain. These results suggest that Dorfin may regulate adult neurogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and contextual fear memory
URI
https://pr.ibs.re.kr/handle/8788114/1845
ISSN
2045-2322
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