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LAMP-2 deficiency leads to hippocampal dysfunction but normal clearance of neuronal substrates of chaperone-mediated autophagy in a mouse model for Danon disease.

Rothaug M, Stroobants S, Schweizer M, Peters J, Zunke F, Allerding M, D'Hooge R, Saftig P, Blanz J - Acta Neuropathol Commun (2015)

Bottom Line: Intellectual dysfunction observed in the human disease suggests a pivotal role of LAMP-2 within brain.The absence of LAMP-2 in murine brain led to inflammation and abnormal behavior, including motor deficits and impaired learning.The absence of LAMP-2 did not apparently affect MA or steady-state levels of selected CMA substrates in brain or neuroblastoma cells under physiological and prolonged starvation conditions.

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The Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein type-2 (LAMP-2) is an abundant lysosomal membrane protein with an important role in immunity, macroautophagy (MA) and chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA). Mutations within the Lamp2 gene cause Danon disease, an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder characterized by (cardio)myopathy and intellectual dysfunction. The pathological hallmark of this disease is an accumulation of glycogen and autophagic vacuoles in cardiac and skeletal muscle that, along with the myopathy, is also present in LAMP-2-deficient mice. Intellectual dysfunction observed in the human disease suggests a pivotal role of LAMP-2 within brain. LAMP-2A, one specific LAMP-2 isoform, was proposed to be important for the lysosomal degradation of selective proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's and Parkinson's disease. To elucidate the neuronal function of LAMP-2 we analyzed knockout mice for neuropathological changes, MA and steady-state levels of CMA substrates. The absence of LAMP-2 in murine brain led to inflammation and abnormal behavior, including motor deficits and impaired learning. The latter abnormality points to hippocampal dysfunction caused by altered lysosomal activity, distinct accumulation of p62-positive aggregates, autophagic vacuoles and lipid storage within hippocampal neurons and their presynaptic terminals. The absence of LAMP-2 did not apparently affect MA or steady-state levels of selected CMA substrates in brain or neuroblastoma cells under physiological and prolonged starvation conditions. Our data contribute to the understanding of intellectual dysfunction observed in Danon disease patients and highlight the role of LAMP-2 within the central nervous system, particularly the hippocampus.

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α-synuclein is not accumulated in the absence of LAMP-2 expression. (a/b) Immunoblots and respective densitometric quantification of soluble and insoluble fractions from cortices (a) and hippocampi (b) of LAMP-2-deficient (LAMP-2-/y) mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates. The asterisk highlights a non-specific band recognized by the α-syn antibody (C-20, Santa Cruz; NSE or actin were used as loading controls).
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Fig8: α-synuclein is not accumulated in the absence of LAMP-2 expression. (a/b) Immunoblots and respective densitometric quantification of soluble and insoluble fractions from cortices (a) and hippocampi (b) of LAMP-2-deficient (LAMP-2-/y) mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates. The asterisk highlights a non-specific band recognized by the α-syn antibody (C-20, Santa Cruz; NSE or actin were used as loading controls).

Mentions: The knockdown of LAMP-2 did not alter basal (Additional file 7d) or induced MA (Additional file 7e) as indicated by unchanged levels of phosphorylated PRAS40, p62 and LC3-II in control and LAMP-2 shRNA treated N2a cells. Successful induction of MA was monitored by a decline in p62 levels and reduced phosphorylation of PRAS40 (Additional file 7e). Finally, despite the fact that down-regulation of LAMP-2 was reported to lead to an accumulation of another CMA substrate, α-syn in cultured neuronal cells [19,47], complete loss of LAMP-2 expression in murine brain did not cause a significant accumulation of either monomeric or high-molecular weight species of α-syn within the cortex or hippocampus (Figure 8a/b).Figure 8


LAMP-2 deficiency leads to hippocampal dysfunction but normal clearance of neuronal substrates of chaperone-mediated autophagy in a mouse model for Danon disease.

Rothaug M, Stroobants S, Schweizer M, Peters J, Zunke F, Allerding M, D'Hooge R, Saftig P, Blanz J - Acta Neuropathol Commun (2015)

α-synuclein is not accumulated in the absence of LAMP-2 expression. (a/b) Immunoblots and respective densitometric quantification of soluble and insoluble fractions from cortices (a) and hippocampi (b) of LAMP-2-deficient (LAMP-2-/y) mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates. The asterisk highlights a non-specific band recognized by the α-syn antibody (C-20, Santa Cruz; NSE or actin were used as loading controls).
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Fig8: α-synuclein is not accumulated in the absence of LAMP-2 expression. (a/b) Immunoblots and respective densitometric quantification of soluble and insoluble fractions from cortices (a) and hippocampi (b) of LAMP-2-deficient (LAMP-2-/y) mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates. The asterisk highlights a non-specific band recognized by the α-syn antibody (C-20, Santa Cruz; NSE or actin were used as loading controls).
Mentions: The knockdown of LAMP-2 did not alter basal (Additional file 7d) or induced MA (Additional file 7e) as indicated by unchanged levels of phosphorylated PRAS40, p62 and LC3-II in control and LAMP-2 shRNA treated N2a cells. Successful induction of MA was monitored by a decline in p62 levels and reduced phosphorylation of PRAS40 (Additional file 7e). Finally, despite the fact that down-regulation of LAMP-2 was reported to lead to an accumulation of another CMA substrate, α-syn in cultured neuronal cells [19,47], complete loss of LAMP-2 expression in murine brain did not cause a significant accumulation of either monomeric or high-molecular weight species of α-syn within the cortex or hippocampus (Figure 8a/b).Figure 8

Bottom Line: Intellectual dysfunction observed in the human disease suggests a pivotal role of LAMP-2 within brain.The absence of LAMP-2 in murine brain led to inflammation and abnormal behavior, including motor deficits and impaired learning.The absence of LAMP-2 did not apparently affect MA or steady-state levels of selected CMA substrates in brain or neuroblastoma cells under physiological and prolonged starvation conditions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
The Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein type-2 (LAMP-2) is an abundant lysosomal membrane protein with an important role in immunity, macroautophagy (MA) and chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA). Mutations within the Lamp2 gene cause Danon disease, an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder characterized by (cardio)myopathy and intellectual dysfunction. The pathological hallmark of this disease is an accumulation of glycogen and autophagic vacuoles in cardiac and skeletal muscle that, along with the myopathy, is also present in LAMP-2-deficient mice. Intellectual dysfunction observed in the human disease suggests a pivotal role of LAMP-2 within brain. LAMP-2A, one specific LAMP-2 isoform, was proposed to be important for the lysosomal degradation of selective proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's and Parkinson's disease. To elucidate the neuronal function of LAMP-2 we analyzed knockout mice for neuropathological changes, MA and steady-state levels of CMA substrates. The absence of LAMP-2 in murine brain led to inflammation and abnormal behavior, including motor deficits and impaired learning. The latter abnormality points to hippocampal dysfunction caused by altered lysosomal activity, distinct accumulation of p62-positive aggregates, autophagic vacuoles and lipid storage within hippocampal neurons and their presynaptic terminals. The absence of LAMP-2 did not apparently affect MA or steady-state levels of selected CMA substrates in brain or neuroblastoma cells under physiological and prolonged starvation conditions. Our data contribute to the understanding of intellectual dysfunction observed in Danon disease patients and highlight the role of LAMP-2 within the central nervous system, particularly the hippocampus.

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