E-GEOD-5516 - Transcription profiling of rat synaptosomes of the hippocampus vs. total hippocampus reveals activity- and mTOR-dependent suppression of Kv1.1 channel mRNA translation in dendrites

Released on 13 June 2008, last updated on 3 May 2014
Rattus norvegicus
Samples (2)
Array (1)
Protocols (6)
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is implicated in synaptic plasticity and local translation in dendrites. Here we found that the mTOR inhibitor, rapamycin, increased the Kv1.1 voltage-gated potassium channel protein in hippocampal neurons and promoted Kv1.1 surface expression on dendrites without altering its axonal expression. Moreover, endogenous Kv1.1 mRNA was detected in dendrites. Using Kv1.1 fused to the photo-convertible fluorescence protein Kaede as a reporter for local synthesis, we observed Kv1.1 synthesis in dendrites upon inhibition of mTOR or the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor. Thus, synaptic excitation may cause local suppression of dendritic Kv1 channels by reducing their local synthesis. Experiment Overall Design: mRNA isoloated from the synaptosomes of the hippocampus is compared to mRNA isolated from the total hippocampus to identify mRNAs that are enriched at the synapse
Experiment types
transcription profiling by array, unknown experiment type
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-5516.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-5516.sdrf.txt
Array designA-AFFY-18.adf.txt