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Basu, Atrayee and Behera, Sibaram and Bhardwaj, Smriti and Dey, Shirshendu and Ghosh-Roy, Anindya (2021) Regulation of Unc-40/Dcc and Unc-6/Netrin by Daf-16 Promotes Functional Rewiring of the Injured Axon. Development, 148 (11).

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The adult nervous system has a limited capacity to regenerate after accidental damage. Post-injury functional restoration requires proper targeting of the injured axon to its postsynaptic cell. Although the initial response to axonal injury has been studied in great detail, it is rather unclear what controls the re-establishment of a functional connection. Using the posterior lateral microtubule neuron in Caenorhabditis elegans, we found that after axotomy, the regrowth from the proximal stump towards the ventral side and accumulation of presynaptic machinery along the ventral nerve cord correlated to the functional recovery. We found that the loss of insulin receptor DAF-2 promoted 'ventral targeting' in a DAF-16-dependent manner. We further showed that coordinated activities of DAF-16 in neuron and muscle promoted 'ventral targeting'. In response to axotomy, expression of the Netrin receptor UNC-40 was upregulated in the injured neuron in a DAF-16-dependent manner. In contrast, the DAF-2-DAF-16 axis contributed to the age-related decline in Netrin expression in muscle. Therefore, our study revealed an important role for insulin signaling in regulating the axon guidance molecules during the functional rewiring process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neuro-Oncological Disorders
Neurocognitive Processes
Neuronal Development and Regeneration
Informatics and Imaging
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Dr. D.D. Lal
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 06:19
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 06:39
URI: http://nbrc.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/763

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