Calpain activity contributes to the control of SNAP-25 levels in neurons

Molecular and cellular neurosciences

Calpains are a family of calcium-dependent proteases with abundant expression in the CNS, and potent in cleaving some synaptic components. Assessment of calpain activity by its fluorescent substrate, Boc-Leu-Met-CMAC, revealed that cultured neurons display a significant level of constitutive enzyme activity. Notably, calpain activity differs in distinct neuronal populations, with a significantly higher level of activity in GABAergic cells. Using selectively-enriched cultures of fast-spiking…

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