The NMDARs are key players in both physiological and pathologic synaptic plasticity because of their involvement in many aspects of neuronal transmission as well as learning and memory. The contribution in these events of different types of GluN2A-interacting proteins is still unclear. The p140Cap scaffold protein acts as a hub for postsynaptic complexes relevant to psychiatric and neurologic disorders and regulates synaptic functions, such as the stabilization of mature dendritic spine, memory consolidation, LTP, and LTD. Here we demonstrate that p140Cap directly binds the GluN2A subunit of NMDAR and modulates GluN2A-associated molecular network. Indeed, in p140Cap KO male mice, GluN2A is less associated with PSD95 both in ex vivo synaptosomes and in cultured hippocampal neurons, and p140Cap expression in KO neurons can rescue GluN2A and PSD95 colocalization. p140Cap is crucial in the recruitment of GluN2A-containing NMDARs and, consequently, in regulating NMDARs’ intrinsic properties. p140Cap is associated to synaptic lipid-raft (LR) and to soluble postsynaptic membranes, and GluN2A and PSD95 are less recruited into synaptic LR of p140Cap KO male mice. Gated-stimulated emission depletion microscopy on hippocampal neurons confirmed that p140Cap is required for embedding GluN2A clusters in LR in an activity-dependent fashion. In the synaptic compartment, p140Cap influences the association between GluN2A and PSD95 and modulates GluN2A enrichment into LR. Overall, such increase in these membrane domains rich in signaling molecules results in improved signal transduction efficiency.

Angelini, C., Morellato, A., Alfieri, A., Pavinato, L., Cravero, T., Bianciotto, O., et al. (2022). p140Cap regulates the composition and localization of the NMDAR complex in synaptic lipid rafts. THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 42(38), 7183-7200 [10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1775-21.2022].

p140Cap Regulates the Composition and Localization of the NMDAR Complex in Synaptic Lipid Rafts

Becchetti, Andrea;
2022

Abstract

The NMDARs are key players in both physiological and pathologic synaptic plasticity because of their involvement in many aspects of neuronal transmission as well as learning and memory. The contribution in these events of different types of GluN2A-interacting proteins is still unclear. The p140Cap scaffold protein acts as a hub for postsynaptic complexes relevant to psychiatric and neurologic disorders and regulates synaptic functions, such as the stabilization of mature dendritic spine, memory consolidation, LTP, and LTD. Here we demonstrate that p140Cap directly binds the GluN2A subunit of NMDAR and modulates GluN2A-associated molecular network. Indeed, in p140Cap KO male mice, GluN2A is less associated with PSD95 both in ex vivo synaptosomes and in cultured hippocampal neurons, and p140Cap expression in KO neurons can rescue GluN2A and PSD95 colocalization. p140Cap is crucial in the recruitment of GluN2A-containing NMDARs and, consequently, in regulating NMDARs’ intrinsic properties. p140Cap is associated to synaptic lipid-raft (LR) and to soluble postsynaptic membranes, and GluN2A and PSD95 are less recruited into synaptic LR of p140Cap KO male mice. Gated-stimulated emission depletion microscopy on hippocampal neurons confirmed that p140Cap is required for embedding GluN2A clusters in LR in an activity-dependent fashion. In the synaptic compartment, p140Cap influences the association between GluN2A and PSD95 and modulates GluN2A enrichment into LR. Overall, such increase in these membrane domains rich in signaling molecules results in improved signal transduction efficiency.
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GluN2A; lipid raft; NMDAR; p140Cap; synaptic plasticity;
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Angelini, C., Morellato, A., Alfieri, A., Pavinato, L., Cravero, T., Bianciotto, O., et al. (2022). p140Cap regulates the composition and localization of the NMDAR complex in synaptic lipid rafts. THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 42(38), 7183-7200 [10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1775-21.2022].
Angelini, C; Morellato, A; Alfieri, A; Pavinato, L; Cravero, T; Bianciotto, O; Salemme, V; Natalini, D; Centonze, G; Raspanti, A; Garofalo, T; Valdembri, D; Serini, G; Marcantoni, A; Becchetti, A; Giustetto, M; Turco, E; Defilippi, P
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