Synergy of ER stress and oxidative stress after TBI


Principal Investigator: Raghu Vemuganti
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Efficient functioning of the Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is indispensable for normal cellular functions as ER plays an important role in the maintenance of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis, proper folding of proteins, post-translation modifications and transport of nascent proteins to different destinies. Any disruption of ER results in the activation of a complex set of signaling pathways that propagate from the ER to the cytosol to the nucleus. These are collectively known as unfolded protein response (UPR), which is aimed to compensate damage and to restore the normal cellular homeostasis. While limited and transient UPR is beneficial, prolonged or severe UPR, and the ensuing ER stress leads to cell death. Furthermore, CNS insults leads to oxidative stress which is also neurotoxic. We hypothesize that following traumatic brain injury (TBI), ER stress and oxidative stress are coincidental, potentiate each other bi-directionally and synergistically exacerbate the secondary brain damage. Using a rodent model of controlled cortical impact injury, we wish to answer the following questions. (1) What is the role of PERK-mediated ER stress pathway after TBI? (2) In the post-injury brain, are ER stress and oxidative stress connected? In particular, if ER stress mediated by PERK and oxidative stress modulated by NADPH oxidase NOX2 influence each other? (3) What is the effect of knocking-out/inhibiting individual rate-limiting proteins of PERK pathway eif2[unreadable], ATF4 and CHOP on oxidative stress and neuronal damage after TBI? Conversely, what is the effect of knocking-out/inhibiting NOX2 on ER stress and neuronal damage after TBI? The long-term goal is to understand the mutual interplay of ER stress and oxidative stress in post-TBI brain damage.
Funding Period: 2013-07-15 - 2015-06-30
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    MARK ALAN SUSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
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    ..Also of interest will be the ways in which the structures and properties of RNA molecules can be utilized to carry out various biological functions often analogous to those performed by proteins. ..
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    ..Studies proposed here offer the potential for novel diagnostic procedures early in the progression of the disorders, and targets for novel therapies. (End of Abstract) ..
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  21. Center for Study of Opioid Receptors and Drugs of Abuse (CSORDA)
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