Amyloid precursor protein 695 associates with assembled NR2A- and NR2B-containing receptors to result in the enhancement of their cell surface delivery.

Cousins, S.L., Hoey, S.A.E., Stephenson, F.A. and Perkinton, M.S. (2009) Amyloid precursor protein 695 associates with assembled NR2A- and NR2B-containing receptors to result in the enhancement of their cell surface delivery. Journal of Neurochemistry, 111 (6). pp. 1501-1513. 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2009.06424.x.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2009.06424.x

Abstract

This is a study of the interaction between the two NMDA neurotransmitter receptor subtypes, NR1/NR2A and NR1/NR2B, and amyloid precursor protein (APP) 695, the major APP variant expressed in neurones. APP695 co-immunoprecipitated with assembled NR1-1a/NR2A and NR1-1a/NR2B NMDA receptors following expression in mammalian cells. Single NR1-1a, NR1-2a, NR1-4bc-Myc, or NR2 subunit transfections revealed that co-association of APP695 with assembled NMDA receptors was mediated via the NR1 subunit; it was independent of the NR1 C1, C2, and C2′ cassettes and, the use of an NR1-2ac-Myc-trafficking mutant suggested that interaction between the two proteins occurs in the endoplasmic reticulum. The use of antibodies directed against extracellular and intracellular NR2 subunit epitopes for immunoprecipitations suggested that APP/NMDA receptor association was mediated via N-terminal domains. Anti-APP antibodies immunoprecipitated NR1, NR2A, and NR2B immunoreactive bands from detergent extracts of mammalian brain; reciprocally, anti-NR1 or anti-NR2A antibodies co-immunoprecipitated APP immunoreactivity. Immune pellets from brain were sensitive to endoglycosidase H suggesting that, as for heterologous expression, APP and NMDA receptor association occurs in the endoplasmic reticulum. Co-expression of APP695 in mammalian cells resulted in enhanced cell surface expression of both NR1-1a/NR2A and NR1-1a/NR2B NMDA receptors with no increase in total subunit expression. These findings are further evidence for a role of APP in intracellular trafficking mechanisms. Further, they provide a link between two major brain proteins that have both been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Alzheimer’s disease;amyloid precursor protein;glutamate receptors;NMDA receptors;receptor trafficking
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry > Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry
ID Code:1358
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Neurochemistry
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Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 13:12
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