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Scribble1/AP2 Complex Coordinates the NMDA Receptor Endocytic Recycling

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Claudia RaccaORCiD



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The appropriate trafficking of glutamate receptors to synapses is crucial for basic synaptic function and synaptic plasticity. It is now accepted that NMDA receptors (NMDARs) internalize and are recycled at the plasma membrane but also exchange between synaptic and extrasynaptic pools; these NMDAR properties are also key to governing synaptic plasticity. Scribble1 is a large PDZ protein required for synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity. Herein, we show that the level of Scribble1 is regulated in an activity-dependent manner and that Scribble1 controls the number of NMDARs at the plasma membrane. Notably, Scribble1 prevents GluN2A subunits from undergoing lysosomal trafficking and degradation by increasing their recycling to the plasma membrane following NMDAR activation. Finally, we show that a specific YxxR motif on Scribble1 controls these mechanisms through a direct interaction with AP2. Altogether, our findings define a molecular mechanism to control the levels of synaptic NMDARs via Scribble1 complex signaling.

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Author(s): Piguel NH, Fievre S, Blanc JM, Carta M, Moreau MM, Moutin E, Pinheiro VL, Medina C, Ezan J, Lasvaux L, Loll F, Durand CM, Chang K, Petralia RS, Wenthold RJ, Stephenson FA, Vuillard L, Darbon H, Perroy J, Mulle C, Montcouquiol M, Racca C, Sans N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cell Reports

Year: 2014

Volume: 9

Issue: 2

Pages: 712-727

Print publication date: 23/10/2014

Online publication date: 09/10/2014

Acceptance date: 09/09/2014

Date deposited: 07/11/2014

ISSN (electronic): 2211-1247


DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.09.017


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Conseil Regional d'Aquitaine
Electron Microscopy Research Services (Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University)
European ITN SyMBaD
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University
La Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale
Neurocampus program
Royal Society
Sequencing facility (Bordeaux University)
Wellcome Trust
BioXtal SARL
Cifre Program
Conseil Regional d'Aquitaine/INSERM
FRM Bourse de soudure fellowship
ANR-07-NEUR-031-01ANR NeuroScrib
ANR-12-BSV4-0016-01ANR MossyPCP
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