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dc.contributor.advisorBobich, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.authorMcFadden, Susanne Christineen_US
dc.identifierMicrofilm Diss. 791.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the nerve ending, there are two types of synaptic vesicles, large dense-core vesicles (LDCV) and small synaptic vesicles (SSV). Glutamate (glu) and noradrenaline (NA) are both neurotransmitters found in the central nervous system that are released from SSV and LDCV respectively. We developed a novel protocol to load synaptosomes with both [ 3 H]-NA and [ 14 C]-glu and examine release of both neurotransmitters from the same sample. Recently, phosphoinositides have been identified as regulators of the vesicle cycle and the differences between release from LDCV and SSV. Inhibition of the synthesis of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (P14,5 P 2 ) by phenylarsine oxide, inhibits both [ 3 H]-NA and [ 14 C]-glu release from Streptolysin-O perforated synaptosomes. When PI 4 ,5P 2 is chelated by neomycin, only [ 3 H]-NA release is inhibited. When phosphatidic acid production is shunted into phosphatidylbutanol production by addition of 1-butanol or when phospholipase D is inhibited by C 2 -ceremide, [ 14 C]-glu release is unchanged while [ 3 H]-NA release is inhibited. Taken together, this evidence suggests that while PI4,5P 2 is not required for SSV fusion from the readily-releasable pool, it is necessary for LDCV exocytosis. Neuronal Calcium Sensor-1 (NCS-1) is part of a family of neuronal Ca 2+ binding proteins that have EF-hand Ca 2+ binding domains. Incubations with a peptide corresponding to the myristoylated N-terminal of NCS-1 caused a dose dependent decrease in release of both [ 3 H]-NA and [ 14 C]-glu. Antibodies against the N-terminal of NCS-1 caused significant increases in both basal and stimulated release while decreasing Ca 2+ -dependent release. Incubations with the antibody against the C-terminal of NCS-1 caused a decrease in Ca 2+ dependent release of both neurotransmitters. PI4K? is known to be upregulated by the C-terminal of NCS-1, so the antibody would inhibit this interaction and in so doing cause a decrease in release. These results show that NCS-1 is involved in regulating release from both LDCV and SSV.
dc.format.extentix, 121 leaves : illustrationsen_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Printen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.subject.lcshNeural transmissionen_US
dc.titleStudies of [³H]-Noradrenaline and [¹4C]-Glutamate release from synaptosomesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US of Chemistry
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentChemistry and Biochemistry
local.academicunitDepartment of Chemistry
local.subjectareaChemistry and Biochemistry
dc.identifier.callnumberMain Stacks: AS38 .M3986 (Regular Loan)
dc.identifier.callnumberSpecial Collections: AS38 .M3986 (Non-Circulating) of Philosophy Christian University

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