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alzheimers deseases

Koichi Wakabayashi, Kunikazu Tanji, Fumiaki Mori
Intra- and/or extracellular proteinaceous inclusions in the brain tissue are characteristic pathological markers of many neurodegenerative diseases. Tau protein in neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid in senile plaques are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Tau is associated with various neurological conditions, which are collectively referred to as tauopathies. Alpha-synucleinopathy is a term that collectively refers to a set of diseases in which neurodegeneration is accompanied by intracellular accumulation of alpha-synuclein in neurons or glial cells...
April 2009: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyƫ No Shinpo
F Bardag-Gorce, N Riley, V Nguyen, R O Montgomery, B A French, J Li, F W van Leeuwen, W Lungo, L W McPhaul, S W French
Aggresome formation in cells involves the failure of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway to dispose of proteins destined for degradation by the 26S proteasome. UBB(+1) is present in Mallory bodies in alcoholic liver disease and in aggresomes formed in Alzheimer's desease. The present investigation focuses on the role that UBB(+1) plays in cytokeratin aggresome formation in Mallory bodies (MBs) in vitro. Immunoprecipitation with a monoclonal antibody to cytokeratin-8 (CK-8) was used. The immunoprecipitate was incubated for 24 h in the presence of different constituents involved in aggresome formation including ubiquitin, UBB(+1), the proteasome inhibitor PS341, an ATP generating energy source, a deubiquitinating enzyme inhibitor, a purified proteasome fraction, and an E(1-3) conjugating enzyme fraction...
April 2003: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
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