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Kidins220 sets the threshold for survival of neural stem cells and progenitors to sustain adult neurogenesis

Del Puerto, Ana; Lopez-Fonseca, Coral; Simón-García, Ana; Martí-Prado, Beatriz; Barrios-Muñoz, Ana L; Pose-Utrilla, Julia; López-Menéndez, Celia; ... Porlan, Eva; + view all (2023) Kidins220 sets the threshold for survival of neural stem cells and progenitors to sustain adult neurogenesis. Cell Death and Disease , 14 , Article 500. 10.1038/s41419-023-05995-7. Green open access

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Abstract

In the adult mammalian brain, neural stem cells (NSCs) located in highly restricted niches sustain the generation of new neurons that integrate into existing circuits. A reduction in adult neurogenesis is linked to ageing and neurodegeneration, whereas dysregulation of proliferation and survival of NSCs have been hypothesized to be at the origin of glioma. Thus, unravelling the molecular underpinnings of the regulated activation that NSCs must undergo to proliferate and generate new progeny is of considerable relevance. Current research has identified cues promoting or restraining NSCs activation. Yet, whether NSCs depend on external signals to survive or if intrinsic factors establish a threshold for sustaining their viability remains elusive, even if this knowledge could involve potential for devising novel therapeutic strategies. Kidins220 (Kinase D-interacting substrate of 220 kDa) is an essential effector of crucial pathways for neuronal survival and differentiation. It is dramatically altered in cancer and in neurological and neurodegenerative disorders, emerging as a regulatory molecule with important functions in human disease. Herein, we discover severe neurogenic deficits and hippocampal-based spatial memory defects accompanied by increased neuroblast death and high loss of newly formed neurons in Kidins220 deficient mice. Mechanistically, we demonstrate that Kidins220-dependent activation of AKT in response to EGF restraints GSK3 activity preventing NSCs apoptosis. We also show that NSCs with Kidins220 can survive with lower concentrations of EGF than the ones lacking this molecule. Hence, Kidins220 levels set a molecular threshold for survival in response to mitogens, allowing adult NSCs growth and expansion. Our study identifies Kidins220 as a key player for sensing the availability of growth factors to sustain adult neurogenesis, uncovering a molecular link that may help paving the way towards neurorepair.

Type: Article
Title: Kidins220 sets the threshold for survival of neural stem cells and progenitors to sustain adult neurogenesis
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41419-023-05995-7
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41419-023-05995-7
Language: English
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Keywords: Mice, Adult, Humans, Animals, Epidermal Growth Factor, Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3, Neural Stem Cells, Neurons, Neurogenesis, Hippocampus, Adult Stem Cells, Mammals
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10174990
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