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Expression of neuroserpin in the visual cortex of the mouse during the developmental critical period.


Wannier-Morino, P; Rager, G; Sonderegger, P; Grabs, D (2003). Expression of neuroserpin in the visual cortex of the mouse during the developmental critical period. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(9):1853-1860.

Abstract

The neuronal serine protease inhibitor neuroserpin is widely expressed in the developing and adult brain. In the neocortex, neuroserpin is displayed particularly during the period of synaptic specification and refinement, indicating a role as modulator of extracellular proteolytic processes. The synaptic connections of the visual system of the mouse are shaped during early postnatal life by an activity-dependent process. We have studied the expression of the neuronal serine protease inhibitor neuroserpin in the primary visual cortex of mice from birth until the end of the critical period by means of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and in situ hybridization. The localization and the level of expression were constant throughout this period. Monocular deprivation with an eyelid sutured induced a decrease in neuroserpin expression in neurons of area 17 after 1 week of deprivation, the decrease being more pronounced on the side contralateral to the closed eye. The expression of neuroserpin in the visual cortex during the critical period and its decrease in parallel to the refinement of synaptic contacts after visual deprivation suggests a regulative role of neuroserpin on these processes.

The neuronal serine protease inhibitor neuroserpin is widely expressed in the developing and adult brain. In the neocortex, neuroserpin is displayed particularly during the period of synaptic specification and refinement, indicating a role as modulator of extracellular proteolytic processes. The synaptic connections of the visual system of the mouse are shaped during early postnatal life by an activity-dependent process. We have studied the expression of the neuronal serine protease inhibitor neuroserpin in the primary visual cortex of mice from birth until the end of the critical period by means of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and in situ hybridization. The localization and the level of expression were constant throughout this period. Monocular deprivation with an eyelid sutured induced a decrease in neuroserpin expression in neurons of area 17 after 1 week of deprivation, the decrease being more pronounced on the side contralateral to the closed eye. The expression of neuroserpin in the visual cortex during the critical period and its decrease in parallel to the refinement of synaptic contacts after visual deprivation suggests a regulative role of neuroserpin on these processes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Biochemistry
07 Faculty of Science > Department of Biochemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:1 May 2003
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:17
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0953-816X
Funders:Swiss Natation Science Foundation grant 31-61381.00
Publisher DOI:10.1046/j.1460-9568.2003.02628.x
PubMed ID:12752785

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