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  1. Research article

    Humanized monoclonal antibody armanezumab specific to N-terminus of pathological tau: characterization and therapeutic potency

    The experience from clinical trials indicates that anti-Aβ immunotherapy could be effective in early/pre-clinical stages of AD, whereas at the late stages promoting the clearing of Aβ alone may be insufficient...

    Michael G. Agadjanyan, Karen Zagorski, Irina Petrushina, Hayk Davtyan, Konstantin Kazarian, Maxim Antonenko, Joy Davis, Charles Bon, Mathew Blurton-Jones, David H. Cribbs and Anahit Ghochikyan

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:33

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Downregulating ANP32A rescues synapse and memory loss via chromatin remodeling in Alzheimer model

    The impairment of histone acetylation is causally linked to the cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In addition to histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs), inhibitor of ac...

    Gao-Shang Chai, Qiong Feng, Zhi-Hao Wang, Yu Hu, Dong-Sheng Sun, Xiao-Guang Li, Dan Ke, Hong-Lian Li, Gong-Ping Liu and Jian-Zhi Wang

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:34

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  3. Research article

    The PINK1 p.I368N mutation affects protein stability and ubiquitin kinase activity

    Mutations in PINK1 and PARKIN are the most common causes of recessive early-onset Parkinson’s disease (EOPD). Together, the mitochondrial ubiquitin (Ub) kinase PINK1 and the cytosolic E3 Ub ligase PARKIN direct a...

    Maya Ando, Fabienne C. Fiesel, Roman Hudec, Thomas R. Caulfield, Kotaro Ogaki, Paulina Górka-Skoczylas, Dariusz Koziorowski, Andrzej Friedman, Li Chen, Valina L. Dawson, Ted M. Dawson, Guojun Bu, Owen A. Ross, Zbigniew K. Wszolek and Wolfdieter Springer

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:32

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Amelioration of amyloid-β-induced deficits by DcR3 in an Alzheimer’s disease model

    Microglia mediate amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ)-induced neuroinflammation, which is one of the key events in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Decoy receptor 3 (DcR3)/TNFRSF6B is a pleiotropic immunomo...

    Yi-Ling Liu, Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Yi Lin, Po-Hung Lu, Shie-Liang Hsieh and Irene Han-Juo Cheng

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:30

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Microglia-derived IL-1β promotes chemokine expression by Müller cells and RPE in focal retinal degeneration

    Chemokine signalling is required for the homing of leukocytes during retinal inflammation, and is associated with pathogenesis of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Here, we explore the r...

    Riccardo Natoli, Nilisha Fernando, Michele Madigan, Joshua A. Chu-Tan, Krisztina Valter, Jan Provis and Matt Rutar

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:31

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Quantitative proteomic analysis of Parkin substrates in Drosophila neurons

    Parkin (PARK2) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that is commonly mutated in Familial Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In cell culture models, Parkin is recruited to acutely depolarised mitochondria by PINK1. PINK1 activates...

    Aitor Martinez, Benoit Lectez, Juanma Ramirez, Oliver Popp, James D. Sutherland, Sylvie Urbé, Gunnar Dittmar, Michael J. Clague and Ugo Mayor

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:29

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Soluble oligomeric amyloid-β induces calcium dyshomeostasis that precedes synapse loss in the living mouse brain

    Amyloid-β oligomers (oAβ) are thought to mediate neurotoxicity in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and previous studies in AD transgenic mice suggest that calcium dysregulation may contribute to these pathological ef...

    Michal Arbel-Ornath, Eloise Hudry, Josiah R. Boivin, Tadafumi Hashimoto, Shuko Takeda, Kishore V. Kuchibhotla, Steven Hou, Carli R. Lattarulo, Arianna M. Belcher, Naomi Shakerdge, Pariss B. Trujillo, Alona Muzikansky, Rebecca A. Betensky, Bradley T. Hyman and Brian J. Bacskai

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:27

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Decreased cortical FADD protein is associated with clinical dementia and cognitive decline in an elderly community sample

    FADD (Fas-associated death domain) adaptor is a crucial protein involved in the induction of cell death but also mediates non-apoptotic actions via a phosphorylated form (p-Ser194-FADD). This study investigate...

    Alfredo Ramos-Miguel, Jesús A. García-Sevilla, Alasdair M. Barr, Thomas A. Bayer, Peter Falkai, Sue E. Leurgans, Julie A. Schneider, David A. Bennett, William G. Honer and M. Julia García-Fuster

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:26

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Tetraspanin 6: a pivotal protein of the multiple vesicular body determining exosome release and lysosomal degradation of amyloid precursor protein fragments

    The mechanisms behind Aβ-peptide accumulation in non-familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remain elusive. Proteins of the tetraspanin family modulate Aβ production by interacting to γ-secretase.

    Francesc X. Guix, Ragna Sannerud, Fedor Berditchevski, Amaia M. Arranz, Katrien Horré, An Snellinx, Amantha Thathiah, Takaomi Saido, Takashi Saito, Sundaresan Rajesh, Michael Overduin, Samir Kumar-Singh, Enrico Radaelli, Nikky Corthout, Julien Colombelli, Sébastien Tosi…

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:25

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Increased acetylation of Peroxiredoxin1 by HDAC6 inhibition leads to recovery of Aβ-induced impaired axonal transport

    Reduction or inhibition of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) has been shown to rescue memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and is recently being considered a possible therapeutic strategy. However, t...

    Heesun Choi, Haeng Jun Kim, Jisoo Kim, Soohyun Kim, Jinhee Yang, Wonik Lee, Yeonju Park, Seung Jae Hyeon, Dong-Sup Lee, Hoon Ryu, Junho Chung and Inhee Mook-Jung

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:23

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Caspase vinyl sulfone small molecule inhibitors prevent axonal degeneration in human neurons and reverse cognitive impairment in Caspase-6-overexpressing mice

    The activation of the aspartate-specific cysteinyl protease, Caspase-6, is proposed as an early pathogenic event of Alzheimer disease (AD) and Huntington’s disease. Caspase-6 inhibitors could be useful against...

    Prateep Pakavathkumar, Anastasia Noël, Clotilde Lecrux, Agne Tubeleviciute-Aydin, Edith Hamel, Jan-Eric Ahlfors and Andrea C. LeBlanc

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:22

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Spatiotemporal progression of ubiquitin-proteasome system inhibition after status epilepticus suggests protective adaptation against hippocampal injury

    The ubiquitin-proteasome-system (UPS) is the major intracellular pathway leading to the degradation of unwanted and/or misfolded soluble proteins. This includes proteins regulating cellular survival, synaptic ...

    Tobias Engel, Jaime Martinez-Villarreal, Christine Henke, Eva M. Jimenez-Mateos, Amaya Sanz-Rodriguez, Mariana Alves, Yasmina Hernandez-Santana, Gary P. Brennan, Aidan Kenny, Aoife Campbell, Jose J. Lucas and David C. Henshall

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:21

    Published on: 24 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Tissue-type plasminogen activator exerts EGF-like chemokinetic effects on oligodendrocytes in white matter (re)myelination

    The ability of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) to give raise to myelin forming cells during developmental myelination, normal adult physiology and post-lesion remyelination in white matter depends on f...

    Camille Leonetti, Richard Macrez, Mathilde Pruvost, Yannick Hommet, Jérémie Bronsard, Antoine Fournier, Maxime Perrigault, Isabel Machin, Denis Vivien, Diego Clemente, Fernando De Castro, Eric Maubert and Fabian Docagne

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:20

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  14. Review

    Tau PET imaging: present and future directions

    Abnormal aggregation of tau in the brain is a major contributing factor in various neurodegenerative diseases. The role of tau phosphorylation in the pathophysiology of tauopathies remains unclear. Consequentl...

    Laure Saint-Aubert, Laetitia Lemoine, Konstantinos Chiotis, Antoine Leuzy, Elena Rodriguez-Vieitez and Agneta Nordberg

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:19

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Ex vivo 18O-labeling mass spectrometry identifies a peripheral amyloid β clearance pathway

    Proteolytic degradation of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides has been intensely studied due to the central role of Aβ in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis. While several enzymes have been shown to degrade Aβ peptide...

    Erik Portelius, Niklas Mattsson, Josef Pannee, Henrik Zetterberg, Magnus Gisslén, Hugo Vanderstichele, Eleni Gkanatsiou, Gabriela A. N. Crespi, Michael W. Parker, Luke A. Miles, Johan Gobom and Kaj Blennow

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:18

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Defining the contribution of neuroinflammation to Parkinson’s disease in humanized immune system mice

    Reactive microglia have been associated with the histological changes that occur in Parkinson’s disease brains and mouse models of the disease. Multiple studies from autopsy brains have verified the presence o...

    Gunjan Dhawan Manocha, Angela Marie Floden, Kendra Lynn Puig, Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Clemens R. Scherzer and Colin Kelly Combs

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:17

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  17. Research article

    Transient IKK2 activation in astrocytes initiates selective non-cell-autonomous neurodegeneration

    Neuroinflammation is associated with a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders, however the specific contribution to individual disease pathogenesis and selective neuronal cell death is not well understood. ...

    Michael Lattke, Stephanie N. Reichel, Alexander Magnutzki, Alireza Abaei, Volker Rasche, Paul Walther, Dinis P. Calado, Boris Ferger, Thomas Wirth and Bernd Baumann

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:16

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Dynamic presenilin 1 and synaptotagmin 1 interaction modulates exocytosis and amyloid β production

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-linked protein, presenilin 1 (PS1), is present at the synapse, and the knock-out of presenilin in mice leads to synaptic dysfunction. On the other hand, synaptic activity was shown to ...

    Katarzyna Marta Zoltowska, Masato Maesako, Iryna Lushnikova, Shuko Takeda, Laura J. Keller, Galina Skibo, Bradley T. Hyman and Oksana Berezovska

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:15

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Tdp-43 cryptic exons are highly variable between cell types

    TDP-43 proteinopathy is a prominent pathological feature that occurs in a number of human diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and inclusion body myositis (IBM...

    Yun Ha Jeong, Jonathan P. Ling, Sophie Z. Lin, Aneesh N. Donde, Kerstin E. Braunstein, Elisa Majounie, Bryan J. Traynor, Katherine D. LaClair, Thomas E. Lloyd and Philip C. Wong

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:13

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  20. Research article

    APOE Genotype Differentially Modulates Effects of Anti-Aβ, Passive Immunization in APP Transgenic Mice

    APOE genotype is the foremost genetic factor modulating β-amyloid (Aβ) deposition and risk of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here we investigated how APOE genotype influences respo...

    Joanna E Pankiewicz, Jairo Baquero-Buitrago, Sandrine Sanchez, Jennifer Lopez-Contreras, Jungsu Kim, Patrick M. Sullivan, David M. Holtzman and Martin J. Sadowski

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:12

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  21. Review

    Therapeutic potential of autophagy-enhancing agents in Parkinson’s disease

    Converging evidence from genetic, pathological and experimental studies have increasingly suggested an important role for autophagy impairment in Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Genetic studies have identified mutat...

    Tim E. Moors, Jeroen J. M. Hoozemans, Angela Ingrassia, Tommaso Beccari, Lucilla Parnetti, Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin and Wilma D. J. van de Berg

    Molecular Neurodegeneration 2017 12:11

    Published on: 25 January 2017

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