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dc.citation.conferencePlace 서울 백범김구기념관 컨벤션홀 -
dc.citation.title 제14회 대한퇴행성신경질환학회 학술대회 - Lee, Byeong Eun - Kim, Hye Yun - Lee, Ha-Eun - An, Jungeun - Ko, Myunggon - Kim, Jae-Ick - 2024-01-31T20:06:22Z - 2024-01-31T20:06:22Z - 2023-01-02 - 2022-09-24 -
dc.description.abstract DNA undergoes demethylation via the oxidation of 5-methylcytosine (5mC), which is mediated by the Ten Eleven Translocation (TET) family of proteins. Notably, 5hmC is highly in the brain than in other tissues and is dynamically regulated according to development, aging, and brain diseases. In addition, accumulating evidence has recently revealed that 5-hmC and TETs play a significant role in synaptic functions, anxiety, addiction, and cognition in several brain regions. Furthermore, TET enzymes have turned out to be essential for diverse types of neurons in health and brain disorders. In this study, by generating triple knockout (TKO) mice of TET family proteins (TET1, 2, and 3) selectively in dopamine (DA) neurons, we investigated the roles of TET proteins in the structure and the function of DA neurons, which are pivotal for voluntary movement, reward-related behaviors, and motivation. We revealed that DA neuron-specific TET1, 2, 3 TKO does not alter cellular structure and survival of DA neurons. Furthermore, DA neurons from substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) show that intrinsic properties and synaptic transmission of DA neurons are unchanged by disruption of TET family proteins. Thus, unexpectedly, cell type-specific KO of all three TET proteins did not lead to critical alterations of neuronal structure and function in DA neurons. Moreover, we revisited the pathophysiological importance of TET enzymes in Parkinson’s disease (PD) by utilizing both pharmacological and genetic mouse models of PD. Against our expectation, however, we found that PD pathology induced by two types of PD models is unaffected by disruption of TET family proteins, which suggests that the role of TET family proteins in the pathophysiology of PD can be insignificant. Thus, contrary to the previous reports, TET family enzymes may be dispensable for the structure and function of specific neurons in health and disease. -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation 제14회 대한퇴행성신경질환학회 학술대회 -
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dc.language 한국어 -
dc.publisher 대한퇴행성신경질환학회 -
dc.title TET family proteins are dispensable for the structure and physiological function of dopamine neurons in health and Parkinson’s disease -
dc.type Conference Paper - 2022-09-24 -


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