Journal article

Amyloid precursor protein-mediated mitochondrial regulation and Alzheimer's disease

M Isabel G Lopez Sanchez, Peter van Wijngaarden, Ian A Trounce

British Journal of Pharmacology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Despite clear evidence of a neuroprotective physiological role of amyloid precursor protein (APP) and its non-amyloidogenic processing products, APP has been investigated mainly in animal and cellular models of amyloid pathology in the context of Alzheimer's disease. The rare familial mutations in APP and presenilin-1/2, which sometimes drive increased amyloid β (Aβ) production, may have unduly influenced Alzheimer's disease research. APP and its cleavage products play important roles in cellular and mitochondrial metabolism, but many studies focus solely on Aβ. Mitochondrial bioenergetic metabolism is essential for neuronal function, maintenance and survival, and multiple reports indicate m..

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