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Parkin contributes to synaptic vesicle autophagy in Bassoon-deficient mice

  1. Sheila Hoffmann-Conaway
  2. Marisa M Brockmann
  3. Katharina Schneider
  4. Anil Annamneedi
  5. Kazi Atikur Rahman
  6. Christine Bruns
  7. Kathrin Textoris-Taube
  8. Thorsten Trimbuch
  9. Karl-Heinz Smalla
  10. Christian Rosenmund
  11. Eckart D Gundelfinger
  12. Craig Curtis Garner  Is a corresponding author
  13. Carolina Montenegro-Venegas  Is a corresponding author
  1. German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
  2. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  3. Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
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Cite this article as: eLife 2020;9:e56590 doi: 10.7554/eLife.56590

Abstract

Mechanisms regulating the turnover of synaptic vesicle (SV) proteins are not well understood. They are thought to require poly-ubiquitination and degradation through proteasome, endo-lysosomal or autophagy-related pathways. Bassoon was shown to negatively regulate presynaptic autophagy in part by scaffolding Atg5. Here, we show that increased autophagy in Bassoon knockout neurons depends on poly-ubiquitination and that the loss of Bassoon leads to elevated levels of ubiquitinated synaptic proteins per se. Our data show that Bassoon knockout neurons have a smaller SV pool size and a higher turnover rate as indicated by a younger pool of SV2. The E3 ligase Parkin is required for increased autophagy in Bassoon-deficient neurons as the knockdown of Parkin normalized autophagy and SV protein levels and rescued impaired SV recycling. These data indicate that Bassoon is a key regulator of SV proteostasis and that Parkin is a key E3 ligase in the autophagy-mediated clearance of SV proteins.

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  1. Sheila Hoffmann-Conaway

    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Berlin, Germany
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  2. Marisa M Brockmann

    Institut für Neurophysiologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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  3. Katharina Schneider

    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Berlin, Germany
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  4. Anil Annamneedi

    Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
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  5. Kazi Atikur Rahman

    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Berlin, Germany
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  6. Christine Bruns

    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Berlin, Germany
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  7. Kathrin Textoris-Taube

    Institute of Biochemistry, Core Facility High Throughput Mass Spectrometry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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  8. Thorsten Trimbuch

    Department of Neurophysiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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  9. Karl-Heinz Smalla

    Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
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  10. Christian Rosenmund

    Institut für Neurophysiologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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  11. Eckart D Gundelfinger

    Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
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  12. Craig Curtis Garner

    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Berlin, Germany
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    craig.garner@dzne.de
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  13. Carolina Montenegro-Venegas

    Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
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    cmontene@lin-magdeburg.de
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Funding

Federal Government of Germany (SFB958)

  • Craig Curtis Garner

Federal Government of Germany (SFB779/B09)

  • Eckart D Gundelfinger

BMBF (20150065)

  • Eckart D Gundelfinger

BMBF (20150065)

  • Karl-Heinz Smalla

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

Ethics

Animal experimentation: Breeding of animals and experiments using animal material were carried out in accordance with the European Communities Council Directive (2010/63/EU) and approved by the local animal care committees of Sachsen-Anhalt or the animal welfare committee of Charité Medical University and the Berlin state government (protocol number: T0036/14, O0208/16).

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  1. Eunjoon Kim, Institute for Basic Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Publication history

  1. Received: March 3, 2020
  2. Accepted: May 2, 2020
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: May 4, 2020 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: May 14, 2020 (version 2)

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© 2020, Hoffmann-Conaway et al.

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