MicroRNA Scientific Interest

Group
University of California San Diego
Erick Tatro
etatro@ucsd.edu
First Meeting
October 14, 2014

4:00 - 4:05 Introduction

4:05 - 4:20 “Study of MicroRNA and Memory
Deficits in Aging”

4:20 - 4:50 “Sketches of miRNA Regulation in T
and B Cells: Prospects for
Immunogenomic Therapy”

4:50 - 5:00 Discussion
AGENDA
MicroRNA and Memory Deficits in
Aging
Erick T. Tatro
Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego
October 14, 2014

Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging

Young vs Aged Mouse

Some Aged Mice Exhibit Memory Deficit
BACKGROUND
Model Mammal
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Training Phase
Testing Phase
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Mouse - TaqMan Low Densi ty Array (384 wel l s)
MIRNA ARRAY
Hippocampus
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TaqMan
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Array Micro Fluidic Cards
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Legend
miR-130b
miR-138
miR-222
miR-29b
miR-339-3p
miR-340-5p
miR-582-3p
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Validate & Image
RESULTS
Q PCR
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In Situ Hybridization
Mi R-138
Whole Brain
Hippocampus
Whole Brain
Hippocampus
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Mi R-138
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Exiqon Corporation
Target of miR138
SIGNIFICANCE
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APT1
APT1
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miR-138
Palmitoylation of Proteins in Dendritic Spine
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Acyl Protein Thioesterase 1
Target of miR138
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Q PCR In Situ Hybridization
Acyl Protei n
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Acyl Protei n
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Whole Brain
Dentate Gyrus
Hippocampus
Aged
Serial Sections
RESULTS
miR-138 APT1 Protein
Dentate
Gyrus
Aged /
Impaired
Young
Tatro et al. Am J Geriatric Psych. (2013)
CONCLUSION

Age associated memory impairment correlated
with lower miR-138 expression, particularly in
the hippocampus.
FURTHER STUDY

Examine miR - mediated syanptodendritic
changes.

Examine causes of differential miR-138
regulation: epigenetics, transcription factors,
HPA axis homeostasis.
THANK YOU

Department of Psychiatry

Cristian Achim, Ian Everall, Mariana Cherner, Svetlana Semenova, David Moore, Igor
Grant, Hamp Atkinson

Eliezer Masliah, Erick Scott

Ben Soontornniyomkij, Virawudh Soontornniyomkij, Silke Nuber, Ben Guoux, Michael
Yang, Intan Purnajo, Alex Yermanos

Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging

Dillip Jeste, Vicki Risbrough, Jared Young

UC San Diego Center for AIDS Research

Virology Core

Davey Smith, Sara Gianella, Doug Richman

Genomics Core

Christopher Woelk, Steffney Rought, Pinyi Du

HIV Neurobehavioral Research Programs

Exiqon Corporation (Small Grants Award for Supplies)

NIDA (R03DA031591) and NIMH

4:00 - 4:05 Introduction

4:05 - 4:20 “Study of MicroRNA and Memory
Deficits in Aging”

4:20 - 4:50 “Sketches of miRNA regulation in T and
B cells: Prospects for immunogenomic
therapy”

4:50 - 5:00 Discussion
AGENDA
MicroRNA Scientific Interest
Group
University of California San Diego
Erick Tatro
etatro@ucsd.edu
First Meeting
October 14, 2014

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