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제118회 대한화학회 학술발표회, 총회 및 기기전시회 안내 Synaptic Cell Adhesion Molecules for Synapse-Electrochemistry

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2016년 8월 31일 17시 32분 31초
접수번호
2273
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발표시간
10월 13일 (목요일) 11:00~12:30
발표형식
포스터
발표분야
전기화학
저자 및
공동저자
전주희, 오민아, 정택동*
서울대학교 화학부, Korea
Neuronal cells have cellular gap junctions called ‘synapses’ between two adjacent neurons where the transmission of electrochemical information takes place. Research on various events occurring at the synaptic cleft, however, has been limited owing to the poor spatial accessibility to extremely narrow gap, ~20 nm wide. To approach the electrochemical events at the synapse in another direction, we made attempts to induce synapses directly on the artificial surface including electrodes instead of conventional neuroelectrochemical system, e.g. inserting a sharp nano-electrode into a synaptic cleft. To that end, we engineered neuroligin 1 (NL1), a synaptic cell adhesion molecule (CAM), which is known to drive the formation of presynapses. NL1 was biotinylated following an in vivo process to be immobilized on streptavidin-coated surface. Such engineered proteins on microbead substrates brought about the glutamatergic (excitatory) pre-synaptic differentiations when co-cultured with primary hippocampal neurons. In addition to excitatory synaptic CAM, we were able to prepare inhibitory one, Slitrk3, on the same kind of microbeads. Microfluidic chip allows us to make synaptic CAM modified beads exposed to pure axons from the embryonic hippocampus neurons seeded on PDK coated glass surface. We confirmed the engineered post-synaptic CAMs are capable of inducing artificial synapse through which persistent and durable information transmission takes place between live neurons and electronic devices. With this new system, we would be able to do real electrochemistry at artificial synapse and see what happens inside the synapse-electrode interface, suggesting an innovative breakthrough in neuroelectrochemistry.

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