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2009-04-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 8 page(s)

Dewachter Ilse, Ris Laurence , Jaworski T., Seymour C.M., Kremer A., Borghgraef P., Devijver H., Godaux Emile, Van Leuven Fred, "GSK3beta, a centre-staged kinase in neuropsychiatric disorders, modulates long term memory by inhibitory phosphorylation at Serine-9" in Neurobiology of Disease, 35, 2, 193-200

  • Edition : Academic Press, San Diego (CA)
  • Codes CREF : Neurophysiologie (DI3224)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Neurosciences (M119)
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(Anglais) Accumulating evidence implicates deregulation of GSK3beta as a converging pathological event in Alzheimer's disease and in neuropsychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Although these neurological disorders share cognitive dysfunction as a hallmark, the role of GSK3beta in learning and memory remains to be explored in depth. We here report increased phosphorylation of GSK3beta at Serine-9 following cognitive training in two different hippocampus dependent cognitive tasks, i.e. inhibitory avoidance and novel object recognition task. Conversely, transgenic mice expressing the phosphorylation defective mutant GSK3beta[S9A] show impaired memory in these tasks. Furthermore, GSK3beta[S9A] mice displayed impaired hippocampal L-LTP and facilitated LTD. Application of actinomycin, but not anisomycin, mimicked GSK3beta[S9A] induced defects in L-LTP, suggesting that transcriptional activation is affected. This was further supported by decreased expression of the immediate early gene c-Fos, a target gene of CREB. The combined data demonstrate a role for GSK3beta in long term memory formation, by inhibitory phosphorylation at Serine-9. The findings are fundamentally important and relevant in the search for therapeutic strategies in neurological disorders associated with cognitive impairment and deregulated GSK3beta signaling, including AD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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  • ISSN : 0969-9961
  • PMID : 19379814