Astrocytic d-amino acid oxidase degrades d-serine in the hindbrain

Yusuke Gonda, Chiharu Ishii, Masashi Mita, Naoto Nishizaki, Yoshiyuki Ohtomo, Kenji Hamase, Toshiaki Shimizu, Jumpei Sasabe

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿レター査読


d-Serine modulates excitatory neurotransmission by binding to N-methyl-d-aspartate glutamate receptors. d-Amino acid oxidase (DAO) degrades d-amino acids, such as d-serine, in the central nervous system, and is associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders. However, cell types that express brain DAO remain controversial, and whether brain DAO influences systemic d-amino acids in addition to brain d-serine remains unclear. Here, we created astrocyte-specific DAO-conditional knockout mice. Knockout in glial fibrillary acidic protein-positive cells eliminated DAO expression in the hindbrain and increased d-serine levels significantly in the cerebellum. Brain DAO did not influence levels of d-amino acids in the forebrain or periphery. These results show that astrocytic DAO regulates d-serine specifically in the hindbrain.

ジャーナルFEBS Letters
出版ステータス印刷中 - 2022

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生物理学
  • 構造生物学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 遺伝学
  • 細胞生物学


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