Journal article

Presenilin 1 interacts with acetylcholinesterase and alters its enzymatic activity and glycosylation

Maria-Ximena Silveyra, Genevieve Evin, Maria-Fernanda Montenegro, Cecilio J Vidal, Salvador Martinez, Janetta G Culvenor, Javier Saez-Valero

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Presenilin 1 (PS1) plays a critical role in the gamma-secretase processing of the amyloid precursor protein to generate the beta-amyloid peptide, which accumulates in plaques in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Mutations in PS1 cause early onset AD, and proteins that interact with PS1 are of major functional importance. We report here the coimmunoprecipitation of PS1 and acetylcholinesterase (AChE), an enzyme associated with amyloid plaques. Binding occurs through PS1 N-terminal fragment independent of the peripheral binding site of AChE. Subcellular colocalization of PS1 and AChE in cultured cells and coexpression patterns of PS1 and AChE in brain sections from controls and sub..

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