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Alternative splicing of P2X(6) receptors in developing mouse brain and during in vitro neuronal differentiation

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Autor(es):
Silva, Rogério L. da ; Resende, Rodrigo R. ; Ulrich, Henning [3]
Número total de Autores: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Experimental Physiology; v. 92, n. 1, p. 139-145, Jan. 2007.
Área do conhecimento: Ciências Biológicas - Biofísica
Assunto(s):Reação em cadeia da polimerase via transcriptase reversa (RT-PCR)   Receptores purinérgicos
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Adenosine triphosphate acts as a fast excitatory neurotransmitter by binding to and activating seven structurally related subtypes of purinergic P2X receptors, which act as ligand-gated ion channels. Besides its role in neurotransmission, ATP also has trophic functions during development of the neuronal system. P2X receptor expression, mainly of P2X4 and P2X6 subtypes, has been detected in adult brain and also during neuronal development. We have used the mouse teratocarcinoma P19 cell line as an in vitro model to study P2X6 receptor expression during early neuronal differentiation. We have detected a full-length and an alternatively spliced form of the mouse P2X6 receptor gene in P19 cells using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. The alternatively spliced form was already present at the stage of pluripotent undifferentiated P19 cells, and was predominant compared to the full-length form during the whole course of neuronal differentiation of P19 cells. Alternative splicing of P2X6 receptor subunits was also confirmed during postnatal development of mouse brain. During postnatal development, however, the full-length form was predominant compared to the spliced form. Alternative splicing is suggested to regulate P2X6 receptor function during neuronal differentiation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 01/08827-4 - Modulação artificial da diferenciação neuronal e função de receptores por oligonucleotídeos sintéticos atuantes aos níveis gênico e protéico
Beneficiário:Alexander Henning Ulrich
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores