Glutathione monoethyl ester prevents TDP-43 pathology in motor neuronal NSC-34 cells
Tong Chen, Bradley J Turner, Philip M Beart, Lucy Sheehan-Hennessy, Chinasom Elekwachi, Hakan Muyderman
Neurochemistry International | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018
Oxidative stress is recognised as central in a range of neurological diseases including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease characterised by fast progressing death of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Cellular pathology includes cytosolic protein aggregates in motor neurons and glia of which potentially cytotoxic hyper-phosphorylated fragments of the Transactive response DNA Binding Protein 43 kDa (TDP-43) constitute a major component. This is closely associated with an additional loss of nuclear TDP-43 expression indicating a "loss of function" mechanism, accelerating motor neuron (MN) loss. Furthermore, mutations in TDP-43 cause familial ALS and ALS-like disease in ani..View full abstract
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This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRC, Australia: APP1023780). PMB was supported by a NRMRC Fellowship (APP1020401). Dr Turner was partly funded by the Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health receives infrastructure support from the Victorian State Government (Australia).