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Phospholipase A2 inhibitors protect against prion and Abeta mediated synapse degeneration.

Bate C, Tayebi M, Williams A - Mol Neurodegener (2010)

Bottom Line: Pre-treatment with phospholipase A2 inhibitors (AACOCF3, MAFP and aristolochic acids) protected against synapse degeneration in cultured cortical and hippocampal neurones incubated with PrP82-146 or Abeta1-42.Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that PrP82-146 and Abeta1-42trigger abnormal activation of cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 resident within synapses, resulting in elevated levels of PAF and prostaglandin E2that cause synapse degeneration.Inhibitors of this pathway that can cross the blood brain barrier may protect against the synapse degeneration seen during Alzheimer's or prion diseases.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Herts, AL9 7TA, UK. cbate@rvc.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT

Background: An early event in the neuropathology of prion and Alzheimer's diseases is the loss of synapses and a corresponding reduction in the level of synaptophysin, a pre-synaptic membrane protein essential for neurotransmission. The molecular mechanisms involved in synapse degeneration in these diseases are poorly understood. In this study the process of synapse degeneration was investigated by measuring the synaptophysin content of cultured neurones incubated with the prion derived peptide (PrP82-146) or with Abeta1-42, a peptide thought to trigger pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease. A pharmacological approach was used to screen cell signalling pathways involved in synapse degeneration.

Results: Pre-treatment with phospholipase A2 inhibitors (AACOCF3, MAFP and aristolochic acids) protected against synapse degeneration in cultured cortical and hippocampal neurones incubated with PrP82-146 or Abeta1-42. Synapse degeneration was also observed following the addition of a specific phospholipase A2 activating peptide (PLAP) and the addition of PrP82-146 or Abeta1-42 activated cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 within synapses. Activation of phospholipase A2 is the first step in the generation of platelet-activating factor (PAF) and PAF receptor antagonists (ginkgolide B, Hexa-PAF and CV6029) protected against synapse degeneration induced by PrP82-146, Abeta1-42 and PLAP. PAF facilitated the production of prostaglandin E2, which also caused synapse degeneration and pre-treatment with the prostanoid E receptor antagonist AH13205 protected against PrP82-146, Abeta1-42 and PAF induced synapse degeneration.

Conclusions: Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that PrP82-146 and Abeta1-42trigger abnormal activation of cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 resident within synapses, resulting in elevated levels of PAF and prostaglandin E2that cause synapse degeneration. Inhibitors of this pathway that can cross the blood brain barrier may protect against the synapse degeneration seen during Alzheimer's or prion diseases.

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PLA2 inhibitors protected hippocampal neurones against PrP82-146 induced synapse degeneration. The synaptophysin content of cultured hippocampal neurones pre-treated with a vehicle control (■), 1 μM AACOCF3 (○) or 1 μM MAFP (●) and incubated with varying concentrations of PrP82-146 for 24 hours. Values shown are the mean average amount of synaptophysin ± SD, n = 9.
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Figure 2: PLA2 inhibitors protected hippocampal neurones against PrP82-146 induced synapse degeneration. The synaptophysin content of cultured hippocampal neurones pre-treated with a vehicle control (■), 1 μM AACOCF3 (○) or 1 μM MAFP (●) and incubated with varying concentrations of PrP82-146 for 24 hours. Values shown are the mean average amount of synaptophysin ± SD, n = 9.

Mentions: To determine if the effect of PLA2 inhibitors was selective for cortical neurones, their effect on hippocampal neurones was also examined. PrP82-146 reduced the amount of synaptophysin in hippocampal neurones; the EC50 of PrP82-146 in hippocampal neurones was 10 nM and while the addition of 200 nM PrP82-146 reduced the synaptophysin content to 20% of control cultures, it did not alter cell survival as measured by thiazyl blue tetrazolium (97% cell survival ± 7 compared with 100% ± 9, n = 9, P = 0.7). Pre-treatment with 1 μM AACOCF3 or 1 μM MAFP prevented the PrP82-146 mediated decrease in the synaptophysin content of hippocampal neurones and in treated neurones the EC50 was increased to greater than 1 μM (Figure 2).


Phospholipase A2 inhibitors protect against prion and Abeta mediated synapse degeneration.

Bate C, Tayebi M, Williams A - Mol Neurodegener (2010)

PLA2 inhibitors protected hippocampal neurones against PrP82-146 induced synapse degeneration. The synaptophysin content of cultured hippocampal neurones pre-treated with a vehicle control (■), 1 μM AACOCF3 (○) or 1 μM MAFP (●) and incubated with varying concentrations of PrP82-146 for 24 hours. Values shown are the mean average amount of synaptophysin ± SD, n = 9.
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Figure 2: PLA2 inhibitors protected hippocampal neurones against PrP82-146 induced synapse degeneration. The synaptophysin content of cultured hippocampal neurones pre-treated with a vehicle control (■), 1 μM AACOCF3 (○) or 1 μM MAFP (●) and incubated with varying concentrations of PrP82-146 for 24 hours. Values shown are the mean average amount of synaptophysin ± SD, n = 9.
Mentions: To determine if the effect of PLA2 inhibitors was selective for cortical neurones, their effect on hippocampal neurones was also examined. PrP82-146 reduced the amount of synaptophysin in hippocampal neurones; the EC50 of PrP82-146 in hippocampal neurones was 10 nM and while the addition of 200 nM PrP82-146 reduced the synaptophysin content to 20% of control cultures, it did not alter cell survival as measured by thiazyl blue tetrazolium (97% cell survival ± 7 compared with 100% ± 9, n = 9, P = 0.7). Pre-treatment with 1 μM AACOCF3 or 1 μM MAFP prevented the PrP82-146 mediated decrease in the synaptophysin content of hippocampal neurones and in treated neurones the EC50 was increased to greater than 1 μM (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Pre-treatment with phospholipase A2 inhibitors (AACOCF3, MAFP and aristolochic acids) protected against synapse degeneration in cultured cortical and hippocampal neurones incubated with PrP82-146 or Abeta1-42.Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that PrP82-146 and Abeta1-42trigger abnormal activation of cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 resident within synapses, resulting in elevated levels of PAF and prostaglandin E2that cause synapse degeneration.Inhibitors of this pathway that can cross the blood brain barrier may protect against the synapse degeneration seen during Alzheimer's or prion diseases.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Herts, AL9 7TA, UK. cbate@rvc.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT

Background: An early event in the neuropathology of prion and Alzheimer's diseases is the loss of synapses and a corresponding reduction in the level of synaptophysin, a pre-synaptic membrane protein essential for neurotransmission. The molecular mechanisms involved in synapse degeneration in these diseases are poorly understood. In this study the process of synapse degeneration was investigated by measuring the synaptophysin content of cultured neurones incubated with the prion derived peptide (PrP82-146) or with Abeta1-42, a peptide thought to trigger pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease. A pharmacological approach was used to screen cell signalling pathways involved in synapse degeneration.

Results: Pre-treatment with phospholipase A2 inhibitors (AACOCF3, MAFP and aristolochic acids) protected against synapse degeneration in cultured cortical and hippocampal neurones incubated with PrP82-146 or Abeta1-42. Synapse degeneration was also observed following the addition of a specific phospholipase A2 activating peptide (PLAP) and the addition of PrP82-146 or Abeta1-42 activated cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 within synapses. Activation of phospholipase A2 is the first step in the generation of platelet-activating factor (PAF) and PAF receptor antagonists (ginkgolide B, Hexa-PAF and CV6029) protected against synapse degeneration induced by PrP82-146, Abeta1-42 and PLAP. PAF facilitated the production of prostaglandin E2, which also caused synapse degeneration and pre-treatment with the prostanoid E receptor antagonist AH13205 protected against PrP82-146, Abeta1-42 and PAF induced synapse degeneration.

Conclusions: Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that PrP82-146 and Abeta1-42trigger abnormal activation of cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 resident within synapses, resulting in elevated levels of PAF and prostaglandin E2that cause synapse degeneration. Inhibitors of this pathway that can cross the blood brain barrier may protect against the synapse degeneration seen during Alzheimer's or prion diseases.

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