The CBP KIX domain regulates long-term memory and circadian activity [article]

Snehajyoti Chatterjee, Christopher C Angelakos, Ethan Bahl, Joshua D Hawk, Marie E Gaine, Shane G Poplawski, Anne Schneider-Anthony, Manish Yadav, Giulia S Porcari, Jean-Christophe Cassel, K. Peter Giese, Jacob J Michaelson (+3 others)
2020 bioRxiv   pre-print
CREB-dependent transcription necessary for long-term memory is driven by interactions with CREB-binding protein (CBP), a multi-domain protein that binds numerous transcription factors. Identifying specific domain functions for multi-action proteins is essential to understand processes necessary for healthy living including cognitive function and a robust circadian clock. We investigated the function of the CBP KIX domain in hippocampal memory and gene expression using CBPKIX/KIX mice with
more » ... ons that prevent phospho-CREB (Ser133) binding. We found that CBPKIX/KIX mice were impaired in long-term, but not short-term spatial memory in the Morris water maze. Using an unbiased analysis of gene expression after training for hippocampus-dependent memory, we discovered dysregulation of CREB and CLOCK target genes and downregulation of circadian genes in CBPKIX/KIX mice. With our finding that the CBP KIX domain was important for transcription of circadian genes, we profiled circadian activity in CBPKIX/KIX mice. CBPKIX/KIX mice exhibited delayed activity peaks after light offset and longer free-running periods in constant dark, although phase resetting to light was comparable to wildtype. These studies provide insight into the significance of the CBP KIX domain by defining targets of CBP transcriptional co-activation in memory and the role of the CBP KIX domain in vivo on circadian rhythms.
doi:10.1101/2020.06.08.130815 fatcat:5h3njbpuazf25jb3iw3hcegn5y