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|Author||Zhang S, Fan Z, Qiao P, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Jiang D, Wang X, Zhu X, Zhang Y, Huang B, Lu J, Li X.|
|Title||miR-51 regulates GABAergic synapses by targeting Rab GEF GLO-4 and lysosomal trafficking-related GLO/AP-3 pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans.|
receptors. A Rab guaninenucleotide exchange factor (GEF) GLO-4, a well-known component in lysosomal trafficking-related GLO-4/GLO-1/AP-3 (GLO/AP-3) pathway, was discovered to be the direct target of miR-51. Rescue experiments showed that GLO-4 expressed in GABAergic motor neurons functioned as a suppressor of miR-51. Disruption of glo-1 or AP-3 gene apm-3 attenuated the defects of GABAergic synapse in mir-51 mutants, suggesting miR-51 regulated GABAergic synapses through GLO/AP-3 pathway. The present study implies the essential roles of miRNAs on the nervous pathologies characterized by mis-regulated GABA signaling, such as epilepsy.