Behavioral abnormalities and dopamine reductions in sdy mutant mice with a deletion in Dtnbp1, a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia

Satoko Takai, Tomotaka Murotani, Shinsuke Matsuzaki, Tomoko Ishizuka, Natsuko Kumamoto, Masatoshi Takeda, Masaya Tohyama, Atsushi Yamatodani, Hiroshi Kunugi, Ryota Hashimoto

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Abstract

Genetic susceptibility plays an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Genetic evidence for an association between the dysbindin-1 gene (DTNBP1: dystrobrevin binding protein 1) and schizophrenia has been repeatedly reported in various populations worldwide. Thus, we performed behavioral analyses on homozygous sandy (sdy) mice, which lack dysbindin-1 owing to a deletion in the Dtnbp1 gene. Our results showed that sdy mice were less active and spent less time in the center of an open field apparatus. Consistent with the latter observation, sdy mice also displayed evidence of heightened anxiety-like response and deficits in social interaction. Compared to wild-type mice, sdy mice displayed lower levels of dopamine, but not glutamate, in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and hypothalamus. These findings indicate that sdy mice display a number of behavioral abnormalities associated with schizophrenia and suggest that these abnormalities may be mediated by reductions in forebrain dopamine transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume373
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22-08-2008
Externally publishedYes

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Dopamine
Schizophrenia
Genes
Glutamic Acid
Carrier Proteins
Association reactions
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Interpersonal Relations
Prosencephalon
Cerebral Cortex
Hypothalamus
Hippocampus
Anxiety
Observation
Population
dystrobrevin

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  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Takai, Satoko ; Murotani, Tomotaka ; Matsuzaki, Shinsuke ; Ishizuka, Tomoko ; Kumamoto, Natsuko ; Takeda, Masatoshi ; Tohyama, Masaya ; Yamatodani, Atsushi ; Kunugi, Hiroshi ; Hashimoto, Ryota. / Behavioral abnormalities and dopamine reductions in sdy mutant mice with a deletion in Dtnbp1, a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2008 ; Vol. 373, No. 2. pp. 298-302.
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Behavioral abnormalities and dopamine reductions in sdy mutant mice with a deletion in Dtnbp1, a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia. / Takai, Satoko; Murotani, Tomotaka; Matsuzaki, Shinsuke; Ishizuka, Tomoko; Kumamoto, Natsuko; Takeda, Masatoshi; Tohyama, Masaya; Yamatodani, Atsushi; Kunugi, Hiroshi; Hashimoto, Ryota.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 373, No. 2, 22.08.2008, p. 298-302.

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