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Role of protein conformational dynamics and DNA integrity in relevance to neuronal cell death in neurodegeneration.

Gupta, Veer Bala and Muralidhar, L. Hegde and Jagannatha Rao, K. S. (2006) Role of protein conformational dynamics and DNA integrity in relevance to neuronal cell death in neurodegeneration. Current Alzheimer Research, 3 (4). pp. 297-309. ISSN 1567-2050

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Abstract

Apoptosis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative disorders, although the extent to which it is responsible for the neurodegeneration along with other kind of cell death events is not known. Eventhough much information is available today on the apoptotic cascades in general, the precise mechanism and the exact sequence of events leading to neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders is not understood till now. Amyloid beta (Abeta) proteins are the hallmark toxic proteins known to cause the activation of apoptotic cascades via caspase dependent and caspase-independent pathways. Abeta can cause neuronal apoptosis through multiple mechanisms involving mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum as the key organelles. In this review, we have discussed the role of apoptosis in neurodegeneration and provided new thoughts on the role of protein conformational dynamics and DNA integrity associated with neurodegenerative disorders. An insight on whether the apoptosis observed in the neurodegenerative disorders is of any functional advantage has been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amyloid, Alzheimer’s disease, apoptosis, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, DNA damage, protein conformation, DNA binding.
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2010 11:06
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 06:28
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1909

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