Stimulation of the sigma-1 receptor and the effects on neurogenesis and depressive behaviors in mice

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Abstract

Sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R) is molecular chaperone regulating calcium efflux from the neuronal endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria. Recent studies show that Sig-1R stimulation antagonizes depressive-like behaviors in animal models, but molecular mechanisms underlying this effect remain unclear. Here, we focus on the effects of Sig-1R ligands on hippocampal neurogenesis and depressive-like behaviors. Sig-1R stimulation also enhances CaMKII/CaMKIV and protein kinase B (Akt) activities in hippocampus. Therefore, we discuss the fundamental roles of Sig-1R, CaMKII/CaMKIV and protein kinase B (Akt) signaling in amelioration of depressive-like behaviors following Sig-1R stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-211
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
Volume964
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • BDNF
  • CaMKII
  • CaMKIV
  • Depression
  • Neurogenesis
  • Sigma-1 receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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