Scaffold remodeling in space and time controls synaptic transmission

Abstract

*Correspondence to: Julie Perroy; Email: julie.perroy@igf.cnrs.fr Scaffolding proteins that are associated with glutamate receptors in dendritic spines govern the location and function of receptors to control synaptic transmission. Unraveling the spatio-temporal dynamics of protein-protein interactions within components of the scaffolding complex will bring to light the function of these interactions. Combining bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) imaging to electrophysiological recor ings, we have recently shown that GKAP, a core protein of the scaffolding complex, interacts with DLC2, a protein associated with molecular motors. Synaptic activity-induced GKAP-DLC2 interaction in spines stabilizes the scaffolding complex and enhances the NMDA currents. Interestingly, this work placed emphasis on the bioarchitectural dependence of protein-protein interaction dynamics. Depending on physiological conditions, the modulation in space and time of protein-protein interaction is acutely regulated, engendering a subtle control of synaptic transmission in the state of the individual synapse.

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@inproceedings{Perroy2012ScaffoldRI, title={Scaffold remodeling in space and time controls synaptic transmission}, author={Julie Perroy and Enora Moutin}, year={2012} }