Age-related changes in composition of transcription factor, AP-1 complex in the rat brain

Masato Asanuma, Yoichi Kondo, Sakiko Nishibayashi, Emi Iwata, Tohru Nakanishi, Norio Ogawa

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Abstract

We examined age-related changes in composition of transcription factor, activator protein-1 (AP-1) which binds to TPA responsive element (TRE) in the non-stimulated rat brain, using electrophoretic mobility-shift assay with immunodepletion/supershift assay. The total TRE-binding activity in the frontal cortex and the hippocampus of the aged rats markedly decreased to 66% and 43%, respectively, and TRE-bindings of AP-1 in both regions also decreased to 82% and 66%, respectively, with aging. Jun-Jun dimers accounted for approximately half of the total TRE-bindings and 80-90% of the AP-1 bindings, while there were fewer Fos-Jun dimers, in both examined regions of the non-stimulated adult. The proportion of active Fos-Jun heterodimers in the frontal cortex increased to up to half of the AP-1 bindings in the aged rats, indicating that cortical AP-1-related transcription may increase with aging even under the non-stimulated condition. In the hippocampus, inactive Jun-Jun homodimers became predominant in AP-1 with aging. This regional diversity of age-related changes in the composition of AP-1 in the brain may be related to changes or dysfunction in neuronal signal transduction in the aged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume201
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 8 1995

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Transcription Factor AP-1
Transcription Factors
Brain
Frontal Lobe
Protein Binding
Hippocampus
Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay
Signal Transduction
Carrier Proteins

Keywords

  • Activator protein-1 (AP-1)
  • Aging
  • Composition of AP-1
  • Electrophoretic mobility-shift assay
  • Fos-June heterodimer
  • Jun-Jun homodimer
  • Rat brain

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Age-related changes in composition of transcription factor, AP-1 complex in the rat brain. / Asanuma, Masato; Kondo, Yoichi; Nishibayashi, Sakiko; Iwata, Emi; Nakanishi, Tohru; Ogawa, Norio.

In: Neuroscience Letters, Vol. 201, No. 2, 08.12.1995, p. 127-130.

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Asanuma, Masato ; Kondo, Yoichi ; Nishibayashi, Sakiko ; Iwata, Emi ; Nakanishi, Tohru ; Ogawa, Norio. / Age-related changes in composition of transcription factor, AP-1 complex in the rat brain. In: Neuroscience Letters. 1995 ; Vol. 201, No. 2. pp. 127-130.
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