Arid1b haploinsufficient mice reveal neuropsychiatric phenotypes and reversible causes of growth impairment

  1. Hao Zhu  Is a corresponding author
  2. Cemre Celen
  3. Jen-Chieh Chuang
  4. Xin Luo
  5. Nadine Nijem
  6. Angela K Walker
  7. Fei Chen
  8. Shuyuan Zhang
  9. Andrew Seungjae Chung
  10. Liem H Nguyen
  11. Ibrahim Nassour
  12. Albert Budhipramono
  13. Xuxu Sun
  14. Levinus A Bok
  15. Meriel McEntagart
  16. Evelien Gevers
  17. Shari G Birnbaum
  18. Amelia J Eisch
  19. Craig M Powell
  20. Woo-Ping Ge
  21. Gijs WE Santen
  22. Maria Chahrour
  1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
  2. Máxima Medical Center, Netherlands
  3. St George's University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  4. Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
  5. University of Pennsylvania, United States
  6. Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Abstract

Sequencing studies have implicated haploinsufficiency of ARID1B, a SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling subunit, in short stature (1), autism spectrum disorder (2), intellectual disability (3), and corpus callosum agenesis (4). In addition, ARID1B is the most common cause of Coffin-Siris Syndrome, a developmental delay syndrome characterized by some of the above abnormalities (5-7). We generated Arid1b heterozygous mice, which showed social behavior impairment, altered vocalization, anxiety-like behavior, neuroanatomical abnormalities, and growth impairment. In the brain, Arid1b haploinsufficiency resulted in changes in the expression of SWI/SNF-regulated genes implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders. A focus on reversible mechanisms identified insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) deficiency with inadequate compensation by Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) and Growth Hormone (GH), underappreciated findings in ARID1B patients. Therapeutically, GH supplementation was able to correct growth retardation and muscle weakness. This model functionally validates the involvement of ARID1B in human disorders, and allows mechanistic dissection of neurodevelopmental diseases linked to chromatin-remodeling.

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  1. Hao Zhu

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  2. Cemre Celen

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  3. Jen-Chieh Chuang

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  4. Xin Luo

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  5. Nadine Nijem

    Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  6. Angela K Walker

    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  7. Fei Chen

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  8. Shuyuan Zhang

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  9. Andrew Seungjae Chung

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  10. Liem H Nguyen

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  11. Ibrahim Nassour

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  12. Albert Budhipramono

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  13. Xuxu Sun

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  14. Levinus A Bok

    Department of Pediatrics, Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven, Netherlands
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  15. Meriel McEntagart

    Medical Genetics, St George's University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
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  16. Evelien Gevers

    William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
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  17. Shari G Birnbaum

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  18. Amelia J Eisch

    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
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  19. Craig M Powell

    Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  20. Woo-Ping Ge

    Children's Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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  21. Gijs WE Santen

    Department of Clinical Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
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  22. Maria Chahrour

    Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, United States
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Funding

Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine

  • Cemre Celen
  • Xuxu Sun

National Institutes of Health (DA023555)

  • Amelia J Eisch

National Institutes of Health (MH107945)

  • Amelia J Eisch

Postdoctoral Institutional training grant (NIDA T32-DA007290)

  • Angela K Walker

HHMI International Fellowship

  • Liem H Nguyen

Pollack Foundation

  • Hao Zhu

National Institutes of Health (1K08CA157727)

  • Hao Zhu

National Cancer Institute (1R01CA190525)

  • Hao Zhu

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

  • Hao Zhu

CPRIT New Investigator Award (R1209)

  • Hao Zhu

CPRIT Early Translation Grant (DP150077)

  • Hao Zhu

National Institutes of Health (DA023701)

  • Amelia J Eisch

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.

Ethics

Animal experimentation: Revised ethics statement: All animal procedures were based on animal care guidelines approved by the Institutional. Animal Care and Use Committee at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). Animal protocol number is 2015-101118. Patient data included in the article is non-identifiable data, and hence does not require approval from the patient/parents.

Human subjects: All animal procedures were based on animal care guidelines approved by the Institutional. Animal Care and Use Committee at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). Animal protocol number is 2015-101118. Patient data included in the article is non-identifiable data, and hence does not require approval from the patients.

Reviewing Editor

  1. Joseph G Gleeson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University, United States

Publication history

  1. Received: February 3, 2017
  2. Accepted: June 24, 2017
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: July 11, 2017 (version 1)
  4. Accepted Manuscript updated: July 13, 2017 (version 2)
  5. Version of Record published: July 18, 2017 (version 3)

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© 2017, Zhu et al.

This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License permitting unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited.

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  1. Hao Zhu
  2. Cemre Celen
  3. Jen-Chieh Chuang
  4. Xin Luo
  5. Nadine Nijem
  6. Angela K Walker
  7. Fei Chen
  8. Shuyuan Zhang
  9. Andrew Seungjae Chung
  10. Liem H Nguyen
  11. Ibrahim Nassour
  12. Albert Budhipramono
  13. Xuxu Sun
  14. Levinus A Bok
  15. Meriel McEntagart
  16. Evelien Gevers
  17. Shari G Birnbaum
  18. Amelia J Eisch
  19. Craig M Powell
  20. Woo-Ping Ge
  21. Gijs WE Santen
  22. Maria Chahrour
(2017)
Arid1b haploinsufficient mice reveal neuropsychiatric phenotypes and reversible causes of growth impairment
eLife 6:e25730.
https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.25730

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