Summary: Neuregulin intracellular region
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Neuregulin Edit Wikipedia article
Structure of the epidermal growth factor-like domain of heregulin-alpha, a ligand for p180erbB-4.
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Neuregulins or neuroregulins are a family of four structurally related proteins that are part of the EGF family of proteins. These proteins have been shown to have diverse functions in the development of the nervous system and play multiple essential roles in vertebrate embryogenesis including: cardiac development, Schwann cell and oligodendrocyte differentiation, some aspects of neuronal development, as well as the formation of neuromuscular synapses.
Included in the family are heregulin; neu differentiation factor; acetylcholine receptor synthesis stimulator; glial growth factor; and sensory and motor-neuron derived factor. Multiple family members are generated by alternate splicing or by use of several cell type-specific transcription initiation sites. In general, they bind to and activate the erbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases (erbB2 (HER2), erbB3 (HER3), and erbB4 (HER4)), functioning both as heterodimers and homodimers.
Neuregulin family members
The neuregulin family includes:
- Neuregulin-1 (NRG1), with numerous discovered isoforms stemming from alternative splicing:
- Type I NRG1; alternative names: Heregulin, NEU differentiation factor (NDF), or acetylcholine receptor inducing activity (ARIA)
- Type II NRG1; alternative name: Glial Growth Factor-2 (GGF2);
- Type III NRG1; alternative name: Sensory and motor neuron-derived factor (SMDF);
- Type IV NRG1;
- Type V NRG1;
- Type VI NRG1; Types IV-VI are proteins with 3 novel N-terminal domains identified in 2004.
- Neuregulin-2 (NRG2);
- Neuregulin-3 (NRG3);
- Neuregulin-4 (NRG4);
The transmembrane forms of neuregulin 1 (NRG1) are present within synaptic vesicles, including those containing glutamate. After exocytosis, NRG1 is in the presynaptic membrane, where the ectodomain of NRG1 may be cleaved off. The ectodomain then migrates across the synaptic cleft and binds to and activates a member of the EGF-receptor family on the postsynaptic membrane. This has been shown to increase the expression of certain glutamate-receptor subunits. NRG1 appears to signal for glutamate-receptor subunit expression, localization, and /or phosphorylation facilitating subsequent glutamate transmission.
The NRG1 gene has been identified as a potential gene determining susceptibility to schizophrenia by a combination of genetic linkage and association approaches.
ARIA plays a role in synapse development, influencing the upregulation of acetylcholine receptor genes beneath the endplate after mammalian motor neurons have made synaptic contact with muscle fibres, hence its name ARIA = Acetylcholine Receptor Inducing Activity.
A study done on mice in early 2009 has indicated that when neuregulin-1\ErbB signalling is disrupted, the dendritic spines of neurons grow but do not fully form. This produced no immediate noticeable changes to brain development, but in adults there was a reduction of dendritic spines on neurons. Glutamatergic signalling was markedly disrupted in the mice as a result of the experiment.
In fish, birds, and earthworms
NRG-1,2,3 have been found in fish and birds.
mRNA similar to mammalian Pro-NRG2 precursor has been found in humus earthworm Lumbricidae.
- Nagata K, Kohda D, Hatanaka H, et al. (August 1994). "Solution structure of the epidermal growth factor-like domain of heregulin-alpha, a ligand for p180erbB-4". EMBO J. 13 (15): 3517â€“23. PMC 395255. PMID 8062828.
- Vartanian T, Fischbach G, Miller R (1999). "Failure of spinal cord oligodendrocyte development in mice lacking neuregulin". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96 (2): 731â€“5. doi:10.1073/pnas.96.2.731. PMC 15205. PMID 9892702.
- Yarden Y, Burden S (1997). "Neuregulins and their receptors: a versatile signaling module in organogenesis and oncogenesis". Neuron. 18 (6): 847â€“55. doi:10.1016/S0896-6273(00)80324-4. PMID 9208852.
- Schroering A, Carey DJ (1998). "Sensory and motor neuron-derived factor is a transmembrane heregulin that is expressed on the plasma membrane with the active domain exposed to the extracellular environment". J. Biol. Chem. 273 (46): 30643â€“50. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.46.30643. PMID 9804837.
- Steinthorsdottir V, Stefansson H, Ghosh S, Birgisdottir B, Bjornsdottir S, Fasquel AC, Olafsson O, Stefansson K, Gulcher JR (2004). "Multiple novel transcription initiation sites for NRG1". Gene. 342 (1): 97â€“105. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2004.07.029. PMID 15527969.
- Lemke G, Zhou M, Ghosh S, Harvey RP, Gulcher JR, Stefansson K, Gurney ME, Stefansson H, Sigurdsson E, Steinthorsdottir V, Bjornsdottir S, Sigmundsson T, Brynjolfsson J, Gunnarsdottir S, Ivarsson O, Chou TT, Hjaltason O, Birgisdottir B, Jonsson H, Gudnadottir VG, Gudmundsdottir E, Bjornsson A, Ingvarsson B, Ingason A, Sigfusson S, Hardardottir H, Lai D, Brunner D, Mutel V, Gonzalo A, Sainz J, Johannesson G, Andresson T, Gudbjartsson D, Manolescu A, Frigge ML, Kong A, Petursson H (2002). "Neuregulin 1 and susceptibility to schizophrenia". Am. J. Hum. Genet. 71 (4): 877â€“892. doi:10.1086/342734. PMC 378543. PMID 12145742.
- "How Microscopic Changes To Brain Cause Schizophrenic Behavior In Mice".
- Barros CS, Calabrese B, Chamero P, Roberts AJ, Korzus E, Lloyd K, Stowers L, Mayford M, Halpain S, MÃ¼ller U (February 2009). "Impaired maturation of dendritic spines without disorganization of cortical cell layers in mice lacking NRG1/ErbB signaling in the central nervous system". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106 (11): 4507â€“4512. doi:10.1073/pnas.0900355106. PMC 2657442. PMID 19240213.
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InterPro entry IPR002154
Neuregulins are a sub-family of EGF-like molecules that have been shown to play multiple essential roles in vertebrate embryogenesis including: cardiac development, Schwann cell and oligodendrocyte differentiation, some aspects of neuronal development, as well as the formation of neuromuscular synapses [PUBMED:9892702, PUBMED:9208852]. Included in the family are heregulin; neu differentiation factor; acetylcholine receptor synthesis stimulator; glial growth factor; and sensory and motor-neuron derived factor [PUBMED:9804837]. Multiple family members are generated by alternate splicing or by use of several cell type-specific transcription initiation sites. In general, they bind to and activate the erbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases (erbB2 (HER2), erbB3 (HER3), and erbB4 (HER4)), functioning both as heterodimers and homodimers.
The transmembrane forms of neuregulin 1 (NRG1) are present within synaptic vesicles, including those containing glutamate [PUBMED:12145742]. After exocytosis, NRG1 is in the presynaptic membrane, where the ectodomain of NRG1 may be cleaved off. The ectodomain then migrates across the synaptic cleft and binds to and activates a member of the EGF-receptor family on the postsynaptic membrane. This has been shown to increase the expression of certain glutamate-receptor subunits. NRG1 appears to signal for glutamate-receptor subunit expression, localisation, and /or phosphorylation facilitating subsequent glutamate transmission.
The NRG1 gene has been identified as a potential gene determining susceptibility to schizophrenia by a combination of genetic linkage and association approaches [PUBMED:12145742].
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|Author:||Mian N , Bateman A|
|Number in seed:||15|
|Number in full:||451|
|Average length of the domain:||313.40 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||57 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||53.61 %|
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