A sticky situation: Aberrant protein–protein interactions in Parkinson’s disease

Mathew H. Horrocks, James Brown

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Abstract

The aberrant aggregation of normally soluble proteins into amyloid fibrils is the pathological hallmark of several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Understanding this process will be key to developing both diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases. Recent advances in biophysical techniques, coupled with kinetic analyses have enabled a thorough description of the key molecular steps involved in protein aggregation. In this review, we discuss these advances and how they have been applied to study the ability of one such protein, α-Synuclein, to form neurotoxic oligomers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSeminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
Early online date10 May 2018
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 May 2018

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