Interaction between SAP97 and PSD-95, two Maguk proteins involved in synaptic trafficking of AMPA receptors

Chunlin Cai, Hong Li, Claudio Rivera Baeza, Kari Keinänen

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Synapse-associated protein 97 (SAP97) and postsynaptic density 95 (PSD-95) are closely related membrane-associated guanylate kinase homologs (Maguks) implicated in the synaptic targeting and anchoring of alpha-amino-5-methyl-3-hydroxy-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA)-selective glutamate receptors. Prompted by accumulating evidence for an oligomeric nature of Maguks, we examined the potential of SAP97 and PSD-95 to form heteromeric complexes. SAP97 and PSD-95 coimmunoprecipitated from rat brain detergent extracts and subsequent glutathione S-transferase pull-down and immunoprecipitation experiments showed that the interaction is mediated by binding of the N-terminal segment of SAP97 (SAP97(NTD)) to the Src homology 3 domain of PSD-95 (PSD-95(SH3)). In cultured hippocampal neurons, expression of green fluorescent protein-tagged PSD-95 triggered accumulation of SAP97 in synaptic spines, which was totally inhibited by coexpression of PSD95(SH3). Furthermore, overexpression of green fluorescent proteinPSD-95 induced dendritic clustering of GluR-A subunit-containing AMPA receptors, which was strongly inhibited by cotransfection with SAP97(NTD) and PSD-95(SH3) constructs. Our results demonstrated a direct interaction between SAP97 and PSD-95 and suggested that this association may play a functional role in the trafficking and clustering of AMPA receptors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume281
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)4267-4273
Number of pages7
ISSN0021-9258
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Interaction between SAP97 and PSD-95, two Maguk proteins involved in synaptic trafficking of AMPA receptors. / Cai, Chunlin; Li, Hong; Rivera Baeza, Claudio; Keinänen, Kari.

In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 281, No. 7, 2006, p. 4267-4273.

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