Journal article

The role of membrane trafficking in the processing of amyloid precursor protein and production of amyloid peptides in Alzheimer's disease

Jing Zhi A Tan, Paul A Gleeson

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive accumulation of misfolded proteins, which form senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, and the release of inflammatory mediators by innate immune responses. β-Amyloid peptide (Aβ) is derived from sequential processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) by membrane-bound proteases, namely the β-secretase, BACE1, and γ-secretase. Membrane trafficking plays a key role in the regulation of APP processing as both APP and the processing secretases traffic along distinct pathways. Genome wide sequencing studies have identified several AD susceptibility genes which regulate membrane trafficking events. To understand the pathogenesis of..

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