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  1. Content type: Research article

    Paraspeckles are subnuclear bodies assembled on a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) NEAT1. Their enhanced formation in spinal neurons of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients has been reported but u...

    Authors: Tatyana A. Shelkovnikova, Michail S. Kukharsky, Haiyan An, Pasquale Dimasi, Svetlana Alexeeva, Osman Shabir, Paul R. Heath and Vladimir L. Buchman

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:30

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    The R47H variant of Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) confers greatly increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), reflective of a central role for myeloid cells in neurodegeneration. Un...

    Authors: Paul J. Cheng-Hathaway, Erin G. Reed-Geaghan, Taylor R. Jay, Brad T. Casali, Shane M. Bemiller, Shweta S. Puntambekar, Victoria E. von Saucken, Roxanne Y. Williams, J. Colleen Karlo, Miguel Moutinho, Guixiang Xu, Richard M. Ransohoff, Bruce T. Lamb and Gary E. Landreth

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:29

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  3. Content type: Review

    Several molecular pathways are currently being targeted in attempts to develop disease-modifying therapies to slow down neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease. Failure of cellular energy metabolism has long ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Quansah, Wouter Peelaerts, J. William Langston, David K. Simon, Jerry Colca and Patrik Brundin

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:28

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  4. Content type: Review

    Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), Huntington’s disease (HD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), affect millions of people every year and so far, there...

    Authors: Eduarda G Z Centeno, Helena Cimarosti and Angela Bithell

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:27

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Disease-associated-microglia (DAM) represent transcriptionally-distinct and neurodegeneration-specific microglial profiles with unclear significance in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An understanding of heterogenei...

    Authors: Srikant Rangaraju, Eric B. Dammer, Syed Ali Raza, Priyadharshini Rathakrishnan, Hailian Xiao, Tianwen Gao, Duc M. Duong, Michael W. Pennington, James J. Lah, Nicholas T. Seyfried and Allan I. Levey

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:24

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Huntington Disease (HD) is an incurable autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder driven by an expansion repeat giving rise to the mutant huntingtin protein (mHtt), which is known to disrupt a multitude of...

    Authors: Rebecca Kusko, Jennifer Dreymann, Jermaine Ross, Yoonjeong Cha, Renan Escalante-Chong, Marta Garcia-Miralles, Liang Juin Tan, Michael E. Burczynski, Ben Zeskind, Daphna Laifenfeld, Mahmoud Pouladi, Michal Geva, Iris Grossman and Michael R. Hayden

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:25

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Administration of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) increases regulatory T cell (Treg) number and function with control of neuroinflammation and neuronal protection in the 1-methyl-4-ph...

    Authors: Charles R. Schutt, Howard E. Gendelman and R. Lee Mosley

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies in C. elegans demonstrated that the expression of aggregation-prone polyglutamine proteins in muscle wall cells compromised the folding of co-expressed temperature-sensitive proteins, prompting inte...

    Authors: Michael C. Pace, Guilian Xu, Susan Fromholt, John Howard, Benoit I. Giasson, Jada Lewis and David R. Borchelt

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:23

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Extracellular aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide into toxic multimers is a key event in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis. Aβ aggregation is concentration-dependent, with higher concentrations of Aβ...

    Authors: Jane C. Hettinger, Hyo Lee, Guojun Bu, David M. Holtzman and John R. Cirrito

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:22

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intraneuronal α-synuclein (α-Syn) aggregates known as Lewy bodies (LBs) and the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) are the pathological hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (...

    Authors: Norihito Uemura, Hisashi Yagi, Maiko T. Uemura, Yusuke Hatanaka, Hodaka Yamakado and Ryosuke Takahashi

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:21

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing burden in modern society, thus crucially calling for the development of accurate diagnostic strategies. These diseases are currently incurable, a fact which has been at...

    Authors: Maria Paraskevaidi, Pierre L. Martin-Hirsch and Francis L. Martin

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:20

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of hereditary retinal neurodegenerative conditions characterized by primary dysfunction and death of photoreceptor cells, resulting in visual loss and, eventually, blindnes...

    Authors: Alonso Sánchez-Cruz, Beatriz Villarejo-Zori, Miguel Marchena, Josefa Zaldivar-Díez, Valle Palomo, Carmen Gil, Ignacio Lizasoain, Pedro de la Villa, Ana Martínez, Enrique J. de la Rosa and Catalina Hernández-Sánchez

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:19

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Proteolytic processing of the prion protein (PrPC) by endogenous proteases generates bioactive membrane-bound and soluble fragments which may help to explain the pleiotropic roles of this protein in the nervous s...

    Authors: Luise Linsenmeier, Behnam Mohammadi, Sebastian Wetzel, Berta Puig, Walker S. Jackson, Alexander Hartmann, Keiji Uchiyama, Suehiro Sakaguchi, Kristina Endres, Jörg Tatzelt, Paul Saftig, Markus Glatzel and Hermann C. Altmeppen

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:18

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Aging is the strongest risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases and extended age results in neuronal degeneration and functional decline in the visual system. Among many contributing factors to age-related d...

    Authors: Todd McLaughlin, Marek Falkowski, Jae Whan Park, Stephen Keegan, Michael Elliott, Joshua J. Wang and Sarah X. Zhang

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:16

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and mortality, to which there is currently no comprehensive treatment. Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) dysfunction is well documented in human TBI patients...

    Authors: Bevan S. Main, Sonia Villapol, Stephanie S. Sloley, David J. Barton, Maia Parsadanian, Chinyere Agbaegbu, Kathryn Stefos, Mondona S. McCann, Patricia M. Washington, Olga C. Rodriguez and Mark P. Burns

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    TREM2 is an innate immune receptor specifically expressed in microglia. Coding variations in TREM2 have been reported to increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Whi...

    Authors: Li Zhong, Zongqi Wang, Daxin Wang, Zhe Wang, Yuka A. Martens, Linbei Wu, Ying Xu, Kai Wang, Jianguo Li, Ruizhi Huang, Dan Can, Huaxi Xu, Guojun Bu and Xiao-Fen Chen

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:15

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Metabolically-obese, normal-weight (MONW) individuals are not obese in terms of weight and height but have a number of obesity-related features (e.g. greater visceral adiposity, insulin resistance, and increas...

    Authors: Margalida Cifre, Andreu Palou and Paula Oliver

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:14

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We have evaluated the efficacy of targeting the toxic, oligomeric form of tau protein by passive immunotherapy in a mouse model of synucleinopathy. Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia are two of the mos...

    Authors: Julia E. Gerson, Kathleen M. Farmer, Natalie Henson, Diana L. Castillo-Carranza, Mariana Carretero Murillo, Urmi Sengupta, Alan Barrett and Rakez Kayed

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:13

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Degeneration of cone photoreceptors leads to loss of vision in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other cone dystrophies. Evidence, such as choroidal ischemia and decreased chor...

    Authors: Maya Barben, Christian Schori, Marijana Samardzija and Christian Grimm

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:12

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Dynactin p150Glued, the largest subunit of the dynactin macromolecular complex, binds to both microtubules and tubulin dimers through the N-terminal cytoskeleton-associated protein and glycine-rich (CAP-Gly) and ...

    Authors: Jia Yu, Chen Lai, Hoon Shim, Chengsong Xie, Lixin Sun, Cai-Xia Long, Jinhui Ding, Yan Li and Huaibin Cai

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:10

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Besides the two main classical features of amyloid beta aggregation and tau-containing neurofibrillary tangle deposition, neuroinflammation plays an important yet unclear role in the pathophysiology of Alzheim...

    Authors: Justyna Sosna, Stephan Philipp, Ricardo Albay III, Jorge Mauricio Reyes-Ruiz, David Baglietto-Vargas, Frank M. LaFerla and Charles G. Glabe

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:11

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the most common cause of familial and sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD). Elevated kinase activity is associated with LRRK2 toxicity, but the substrates that m...

    Authors: Ga Ram Jeong, Eun-Hae Jang, Jae Ryul Bae, Soyoung Jun, Ho Chul Kang, Chi-Hu Park, Joo-Ho Shin, Yukio Yamamoto, Keiko Tanaka-Yamamoto, Valina L. Dawson, Ted M. Dawson, Eun-Mi Hur and Byoung Dae Lee

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:8

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Progressive neuron loss in the frontal and temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex typifies frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). FTLD sub types are classified on the basis of neuronal aggregated protein dep...

    Authors: Laura M. Taylor, Pamela J. McMillan, Nicole F. Liachko, Timothy J. Strovas, Bernardino Ghetti, Thomas D. Bird, C. Dirk Keene and Brian C. Kraemer

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:7

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  24. Content type: Research article

    β-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the production of amyloid beta (Aβ), the toxic peptide that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patie...

    Authors: WonHee Kim, Liang Ma, Selene Lomoio, Rachel Willen, Sylvia Lombardo, Jinghui Dong, Philip G. Haydon and Giuseppina Tesco

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:6

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