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Peripheral modulation of antidepressant targets MAO-B and GABAAR by harmol induces mitohormesis and delays aging in preclinical models

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dc.contributor.author Costa-Machado, Luis Filipe
dc.contributor.author Fabregat-Safont, David
dc.contributor.author Pozo Mendoza, Óscar J., 1975-
dc.contributor.author Fernandez-Marcos, Pablo J.
dc.date.accessioned 2024-04-04T06:26:08Z
dc.date.available 2024-04-04T06:26:08Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Costa-Machado LF, Garcia-Dominguez E, McIntyre RL, Lopez-Aceituno JL, Ballesteros-Gonzalez Á, Tapia-Gonzalez A et al. Peripheral modulation of antidepressant targets MAO-B and GABAAR by harmol induces mitohormesis and delays aging in preclinical models. Nat Commun. 2023 May 15;14(1):2779. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-38410-y
dc.identifier.issn 2041-1723
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/59646
dc.description.abstract Reversible and sub-lethal stresses to the mitochondria elicit a program of compensatory responses that ultimately improve mitochondrial function, a conserved anti-aging mechanism termed mitohormesis. Here, we show that harmol, a member of the beta-carbolines family with anti-depressant properties, improves mitochondrial function and metabolic parameters, and extends healthspan. Treatment with harmol induces a transient mitochondrial depolarization, a strong mitophagy response, and the AMPK compensatory pathway both in cultured C2C12 myotubes and in male mouse liver, brown adipose tissue and muscle, even though harmol crosses poorly the blood-brain barrier. Mechanistically, simultaneous modulation of the targets of harmol monoamine-oxidase B and GABA-A receptor reproduces harmol-induced mitochondrial improvements. Diet-induced pre-diabetic male mice improve their glucose tolerance, liver steatosis and insulin sensitivity after treatment with harmol. Harmol or a combination of monoamine oxidase B and GABA-A receptor modulators extend the lifespan of hermaphrodite Caenorhabditis elegans or female Drosophila melanogaster. Finally, two-year-old male and female mice treated with harmol exhibit delayed frailty onset with improved glycemia, exercise performance and strength. Our results reveal that peripheral targeting of monoamine oxidase B and GABA-A receptor, common antidepressant targets, extends healthspan through mitohormesis.
dc.description.sponsorship Work in the laboratory of P.J.F.-M. was funded by the IMDEA Food Institute, the Ramón Areces Foundation (CIVP18A3891), the AECC (SIRTBIO, LABAE18008FERN), the MICINN (SAF2017-85766-R and PRPPID2020-114077RB-I00) co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship (MICINN, RYC-2017-22335). J.L.L.-A. was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) (PTA2017‐14689‐I). Work in FreshAge laboratory was funded by: Instituto de Salud Carlos III CB16/10/00435 (CIBERFES), (PID2019-110906RB-I00/AEI/10.13039/501100011033) from the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science; FGCSIC/PSLINTERREG/FEDER; PROMETEO/2019/097 de “Consellería de Sanitat de la Generalitat Valenciana” and EU Funded H2020- DIABFRAIL-LATAM (Ref: 825546). Part of the equipment employed in this work has been funded by Generalitat Valenciana and co-financed with ERDF funds (OP ERDF of Comunitat Valenciana). Support from Ramón Areces Fundation and Soria Melguizo Foundation is also acknowledged. E.G.-D. was a recipient of a predoctoral grant financed by the Spanish Ministry (FPU18/05350). Work in the laboratory of IdP was funded by the MICINN (RTI2018-100872-J-I00) and PlaGenT excellence research program of the Valencian regional government (CIDENGENT/2019/044). Work in the laboratory of M.-I.G. was funded by PROMETEU/2018/135 from “Consellería, de Sanitat de la Generalitat Valenciana” and part of the equipment employed in this work has been funded by Generalitat Valenciana and co-financed with ERDF funds (OP ERDF of Comunitat Valenciana 2014–2020). F.M. is grateful to the Austrian Science Fund FWF (SFB-LIPOTOX F3007 & F3012, W1226, P29203, P29262, P27893, and P31727); the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the University of Graz for grants Unkonventionelle Forschung-InterFast and ysleep (BMWFW-80.109/0001-WF/V/3b/2015) and the field of excellence program BioHealth. We acknowledge support from NAWI Graz, the BioTechMed-Graz agship project EPIAge. T.E. acknowledges support from Austrian Science Fund FWF (P 33957 and TAI 602 1000). Work in the laboratory of R.H.H. was financially supported by a VIDI grant from ZonMw (no. 91715305). J.S.D. was supported by Ohio University. D.F.-S. acknowledges Ministerio de Universidades in Spain for his Margarita Salas postdoctoral grant (Ref. MGS/2021/15). The CGC group is funded by NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (P40 OD010440).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Nat Commun. 2023 May 15;14(1):2779
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dc.title Peripheral modulation of antidepressant targets MAO-B and GABAAR by harmol induces mitohormesis and delays aging in preclinical models
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-38410-y
dc.subject.keyword Mechanisms of disease
dc.subject.keyword Mitochondria
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