Title

CRMP5 Regulates Generation and Survival of Newborn Neurons in Olfactory and Hippocampal Neurogenic Areas of the Adult Mouse Brain

Authors

Authors

A. Veyrac; S. Reibel; J. Sacquet; M. Mutin; J. P. Camdessanche; P. Kolattukudy; J. Honnorat;F. Jourdan

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Abbreviated Journal Title

PLoS One

Keywords

RESPONSE MEDIATOR PROTEIN-1; DENDRITIC DEVELOPMENT; CELL-PROLIFERATION; EXPRESSION; MICE; SYSTEM; FAMILY; DEATH; BULB; FOREBRAIN; Multidisciplinary Sciences

Abstract

The Collapsin Response Mediator Proteins (CRMPs) are highly expressed in the developing brain, and in adult brain areas that retain neurogenesis, ie: the olfactory bulb (OB) and the dentate gyrus (DG). During brain development, CRMPs are essentially involved in signaling of axon guidance and neurite outgrowth, but their functions in the adult brain remain largely unknown. CRMP5 has been initially identified as the target of auto-antibodies involved in paraneoplasic neurological diseases and further implicated in a neurite outgrowth inhibition mediated by tubulin binding. Interestingly, CRMP5 is also highly expressed in adult brain neurogenic areas where its functions have not yet been elucidated. Here we observed in both neurogenic areas of the adult mouse brain that CRMP5 was present in proliferating and post-mitotic neuroblasts, while they migrate and differentiate into mature neurons. In CRMP5(-/-) mice, the lack of CRMP5 resulted in a significant increase of proliferation and neurogenesis, but also in an excess of apoptotic death of granule cells in the OB and DG. These findings provide the first evidence that CRMP5 is involved in the generation and survival of newly generated neurons in areas of the adult brain with a high level of activity-dependent neuronal plasticity.

Journal Title

Plos One

Volume

6

Issue/Number

10

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

11

WOS Identifier

WOS:000295963300002

ISSN

1932-6203

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