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Marfull-Oromí P - Autor o Coautor
Ballester-Lurbe B - Autor/a o coautor/a de artículo en revista con comité evaluador de admisión externo
Pérez-Roger I - Autor o Coautor
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Genetic ablation of the Rho GTPase Rnd3 triggers developmental defects in internal capsule and the globus pallidus formation

Publicado en:Journal Of Neurochemistry. 158 (2): 197-216 - 2021-07-01 158(2), doi: 10.1111/jnc.15322

Marfull-Oromí P; Ballester-Lurbe B; Pérez-Roger I;


Instituto de Salud Carlos III Spanish Government European Commission Appeared in source as Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion - Financiador
Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera - Entidad de origen
‎ Univ CEU Cardenal Herrera, Fac Vet, Dept Med & Cirugia Anim, Valencia, Spain - Autor o Coautor
‎ Univ Lleida, IRBLLEIDA, Avda Rovira Roure 80, Lleida 25198, Spain - Autor o Coautor
‎ Univ Lleida, IRBLLEIDA, Serra Hunter Associate Prof, Lleida, Spain - Autor o Coautor
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Resúmen: The forebrain includes the cerebral cortex, the thalamus, and the striatum and globus pallidus (GP) in the subpallium. The formation of these structures and their interconnections by specific axonal tracts take place in a precise and orchestrated time and spatial-dependent manner during development. However, the knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that are involved is rather limited. Moreover, while many extracellular cues and specific receptors have been shown to play a role in different aspects of nervous system development, including neuron migration and axon guidance, examples of intracellular signaling effectors involved in these processes are sparse. In the present work, we have shown that the atypical RhoGTPase, Rnd3, is expressed very early during brain development and keeps a dynamic expression in several brain regions including the cortex, the thalamus, and the subpallium. By using a gene-trap allele (Rnd3gt ) and immunological techniques, we have shown that Rnd3gt/gt embryos display severe defects in striatal and thalamocortical axonal projections (SAs and TCAs, respectively) and defects in GP formation already at early stages. Surprisingly, the corridor, an important intermediate target for TCAs is still present in these mutants. Mechanistically, a conditional genetic deletion approach revealed that Rnd3 is primarily required for the normal development of Medial Ganglionic Eminence-derived structures, such as the GP, and therefore acts non-cell autonomously in SAs and TCAs. In conclusion, we have demonstrated the important role of Rnd3 as an early regulator of subpallium development in vivo and revealed new insights about SAs and TCAs development.© 2021 International Society for Neurochemistry.

Palabras clave: Axon guidance; Corridor; Intermediate target; Striatal axons; Subpallium development; Thalamocortical axons

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