PP2 inhibits glutamate release from nerve endings by affecting vesicle mobilization

ArticleinNeuroreport 16(17):1969-72 · December 2005with4 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.52 · DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000189758.57164.85 · Source: PubMed


    Src kinase is widely expressed in the brain and its inhibition with PP2 has previously been shown to depress depolarization-evoked glutamate release from rat cerebrocortical synaptosomes by reducing voltage-dependent Ca2+ entry. In this study, we further showed that the inhibitory effect of PP2 on 4-aminopyridine-evoked glutamate release results from a reduction of vesicular exocytosis and not from an inhibition of non-vesicular release. In addition, PP2 significantly inhibited ionomycin-induced or hypertonic sucrose-induced glutamate release. Also, disruption of cytoskeleton organization with cytochalasin D occluded the inhibitory action of PP2 on 4-aminopyridine and ionomycin-evoked glutamate release. These results suggest that PP2-mediated inhibition of glutamate release involves the modulation of some exocytotic steps, possibly through a regulation of actin cytoskeleton dynamics.