Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.525, No.2, 286-291, 2020
Lipin1 mediates cognitive impairment in fld mice via PKD-ERK pathway
Lipin1 is important in lipid synthesis because of its phosphatidate phosphatase activity, and it also functions as transcriptional coactivators to regulate the expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism. We found that fld mice exhibit cognitive impairment, and it is related to the DAG-PKD-ERK pathway. We used fld mice to explore the relationship between lipin1 and cognitive function. Our results confirmed the presence of cognitive impairment in the hippocampus of lipin1-deficient mice. As shown in behavioral test, the spatial learning and memory ability of fld mice was much worse than that of wildtype mice. Electron microscopy results showed that the number of synapses in hippocampus of fld mice was significantly reduced. BDNF,SYP, PSD95 were significantly reduced. These results suggest that lipin1 impairs synaptic plasticity. Hence,a deficiency of lipin1 leads to decreased DAG levels and inhibits PKD activation, thereby affecting the phosphorylation of ERK and the CREB. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.