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Cellular basis of Alzheimer's disease


Bali, J; Halima, S B; Felmy, B; Goodger, Z V; Zurbriggen, S; Rajendran, L (2010). Cellular basis of Alzheimer's disease. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 13(6):89-93.

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of neurodegenerative disease. A characteristic feature of the disease is the presence of amyloid-β (Aβ) which either in its soluble oligomeric form or in the plaque-associated form is causally linked to neurodegeneration. Aβ peptide is liberated from the membrane-spanning -amyloid precursor protein by sequential proteolytic processing employing β- and γ-secretases. All these proteins involved in the production of Aβ peptide are membrane associated and hence, membrane trafficking and cellular compartmentalization play important roles. In this review, we summarize the key cellular events that lead to the progression of AD.

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of neurodegenerative disease. A characteristic feature of the disease is the presence of amyloid-β (Aβ) which either in its soluble oligomeric form or in the plaque-associated form is causally linked to neurodegeneration. Aβ peptide is liberated from the membrane-spanning -amyloid precursor protein by sequential proteolytic processing employing β- and γ-secretases. All these proteins involved in the production of Aβ peptide are membrane associated and hence, membrane trafficking and cellular compartmentalization play important roles. In this review, we summarize the key cellular events that lead to the progression of AD.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:09 Sep 2011 14:30
Last Modified:16 Aug 2016 10:13
Publisher:Medknow Publications
ISSN:0972-2327
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4103/0972-2327.74251
PubMed ID:21369424

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