A centronuclear myopathy-causing mutation in dynamin-2 disrupts neuronal morphology and excitatory synaptic transmission in a murine model of the disease

Arriagada-Diaz, Jorge; Flores-Munoz, Carolina; Gomez-Soto, Barbara; Labrana-Allende, Marjorie; Mattar-Araos, Michelle; Prado-Vega, Lorena; Hinostroza, Fernando; Gajardo, Ivana; Guerra-Fernandez, Maria Jose; Bevilacqua, Jorge A.; Cardenas, Ana M.; Bitoun, Marc; Ardiles, Alvaro O.; Gonzalez-Jamett, Arlek M.


AimsDynamin-2 is a large GTPase, a member of the dynamin superfamily that regulates membrane remodelling and cytoskeleton dynamics. Mutations in the dynamin-2 gene (DNM2) cause autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy (CNM), a congenital neuromuscular disorder characterised by progressive weakness and atrophy of the skeletal muscles. Cognitive defects have been reported in some DNM2-linked CNM patients suggesting that these mutations can also affect the central nervous system (CNS). Here we studied how a dynamin-2 CNM-causing mutation influences the CNS function. MethodsHeterozygous mice harbouring the p.R465W mutation in the dynamin-2 gene (HTZ), the most common causing autosomal dominant CNM, were used as disease model. We evaluated dendritic arborisation and spine density in hippocampal cultured neurons, analysed excitatory synaptic transmission by electrophysiological field recordings in hippocampal slices, and evaluated cognitive function by performing behavioural tests. ResultsHTZ hippocampal neurons exhibited reduced dendritic arborisation and lower spine density than WT neurons, which was reversed by transfecting an interference RNA against the dynamin-2 mutant allele. Additionally, HTZ mice showed defective hippocampal excitatory synaptic transmission and reduced recognition memory compared to the WT condition. ConclusionOur findings suggest that the dynamin-2 p.R465W mutation perturbs the synaptic and cognitive function in a CNM mouse model and support the idea that this GTPase plays a key role in regulating neuronal morphology and excitatory synaptic transmission in the hippocampus.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:001025356400001 Not found in local WOS DB
Volumen: 49
Número: 4
Editorial: Wiley
Fecha de publicación: 2023


Notas: ISI