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Role of the IL-1 receptor antagonist in ethanol-induced regulation of GABAergic transmission in the central amygdala.
Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Mar; 45:189-97.BB

Abstract

The IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), encoded by the Il1rn gene, is an endogenous antagonist of the IL-1 receptor. Studies of Il1rn knockout (KO) and wild type (WT) mice identified differences in several ethanol-related behaviors, some of which may be mediated by GABAergic transmission in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA). In this study we examined phasic (both evoked and spontaneous) and tonic GABAergic transmission in the CeA of Il1rn KO and WT mice and the ethanol sensitivity of these GABAergic synapses. The mean amplitude of baseline evoked GABAA-inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (IPSPs), and the baseline frequency of spontaneous GABAA-inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs), but not the frequency of miniature GABAA-IPSCs (mIPSCs), were significantly increased in KO compared to WT mice, indicating enhanced presynaptic action potential-dependent GABA release in the CeA of KO mice. In KO mice, we also found a cell-type specific switch in the ongoing tonic GABAA receptor conductance such that the tonic conductance in low threshold bursting (LTB) neurons is lost and a tonic conductance in late spiking (LS) neurons appears. Notably, the ethanol-induced facilitation of evoked and spontaneous GABA release was lost in most of the CeA neurons from KO compared to WT mice. Ethanol superfusion increased the sIPSC rise and decay times in both KO and WT mice, suggesting ethanol-induced postsynaptic effects. The pretreatment of CeA slices with exogenous IL-1ra (Kineret; 100ng/ml) returned sIPSC frequency in KO mice to the levels found in WT. Importantly, Kineret also restored ethanol-induced potentiation of the sIPSC frequency in the KO mice. These results show that IL-1ra regulates baseline GABAergic transmission in the CeA and is critical for the ethanol effects at these synapses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address: mbajo@scripps.edu.Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address: mroberto@scripps.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25479427

Citation

Bajo, M, et al. "Role of the IL-1 Receptor Antagonist in Ethanol-induced Regulation of GABAergic Transmission in the Central Amygdala." Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, vol. 45, 2015, pp. 189-97.
Bajo M, Herman MA, Varodayan FP, et al. Role of the IL-1 receptor antagonist in ethanol-induced regulation of GABAergic transmission in the central amygdala. Brain Behav Immun. 2015;45:189-97.
Bajo, M., Herman, M. A., Varodayan, F. P., Oleata, C. S., Madamba, S. G., Harris, R. A., Blednov, Y. A., & Roberto, M. (2015). Role of the IL-1 receptor antagonist in ethanol-induced regulation of GABAergic transmission in the central amygdala. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 45, 189-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2014.11.011
Bajo M, et al. Role of the IL-1 Receptor Antagonist in Ethanol-induced Regulation of GABAergic Transmission in the Central Amygdala. Brain Behav Immun. 2015;45:189-97. PubMed PMID: 25479427.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Role of the IL-1 receptor antagonist in ethanol-induced regulation of GABAergic transmission in the central amygdala. AU - Bajo,M, AU - Herman,M A, AU - Varodayan,F P, AU - Oleata,C S, AU - Madamba,S G, AU - Harris,R A, AU - Blednov,Y A, AU - Roberto,M, Y1 - 2014/12/03/ PY - 2014/10/02/received PY - 2014/11/13/revised PY - 2014/11/24/accepted PY - 2014/12/6/entrez PY - 2014/12/6/pubmed PY - 2015/11/18/medline KW - CeA KW - GABA(A) KW - IPSCs KW - Il1rn knockout mice KW - Kineret SP - 189 EP - 97 JF - Brain, behavior, and immunity JO - Brain Behav Immun VL - 45 N2 - The IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), encoded by the Il1rn gene, is an endogenous antagonist of the IL-1 receptor. Studies of Il1rn knockout (KO) and wild type (WT) mice identified differences in several ethanol-related behaviors, some of which may be mediated by GABAergic transmission in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA). In this study we examined phasic (both evoked and spontaneous) and tonic GABAergic transmission in the CeA of Il1rn KO and WT mice and the ethanol sensitivity of these GABAergic synapses. The mean amplitude of baseline evoked GABAA-inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (IPSPs), and the baseline frequency of spontaneous GABAA-inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs), but not the frequency of miniature GABAA-IPSCs (mIPSCs), were significantly increased in KO compared to WT mice, indicating enhanced presynaptic action potential-dependent GABA release in the CeA of KO mice. In KO mice, we also found a cell-type specific switch in the ongoing tonic GABAA receptor conductance such that the tonic conductance in low threshold bursting (LTB) neurons is lost and a tonic conductance in late spiking (LS) neurons appears. Notably, the ethanol-induced facilitation of evoked and spontaneous GABA release was lost in most of the CeA neurons from KO compared to WT mice. Ethanol superfusion increased the sIPSC rise and decay times in both KO and WT mice, suggesting ethanol-induced postsynaptic effects. The pretreatment of CeA slices with exogenous IL-1ra (Kineret; 100ng/ml) returned sIPSC frequency in KO mice to the levels found in WT. Importantly, Kineret also restored ethanol-induced potentiation of the sIPSC frequency in the KO mice. These results show that IL-1ra regulates baseline GABAergic transmission in the CeA and is critical for the ethanol effects at these synapses. SN - 1090-2139 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25479427/Role_of_the_IL_1_receptor_antagonist_in_ethanol_induced_regulation_of_GABAergic_transmission_in_the_central_amygdala_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0889-1591(14)00555-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -