Orchestrated experience-driven Arc/Arg3.1 responses are disrupted in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
Hawkes, Jonathan M.
Spires-Jones, Tara L.
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CitationRudinskiy, Nikita, Jonathan M. Hawkes, Rebecca A. Betensky, Megumi Eguchi, Shun Yamaguchi, Tara L. Spires-Jones, and Bradley T. Hyman. 2012. Orchestrated experience-driven arc/arg3.1 responses are disrupted in a mouse model of alzheimer’s disease. Nature neuroscience 15(10): 1422-1429.
AbstractExperience-induced expression of immediate-early gene Arc/Arg3.1 is known to play a pivotal role in the consolidation of memory. Here we use in-vivo longitudinal multiphoton imaging to show orchestrated activity-dependent expression of Arc in the mouse extrastriate visual cortex in response to a structured visual stimulation. In wild-type mice, the amplitude of the Arc response in individual neurons strongly predicts the probability of reactivation by a subsequent presentation of the same stimulus. In a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, this association is markedly disrupted in the cortex specifically near senile plaques. Neurons in the vicinity of plaques are less likely to respond but, paradoxically, there is stronger response in those few neurons around plaques that do respond. To the extent that the orchestrated pattern of Arc expression reflects nervous system responses to, and physiological consolidation of, behavioral experience, the disruption in Arc patterns reveals plaque-associated interference with neural network integration.
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