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  1. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a devastating and progressive disorder, and a common cause of early onset dementia. Progranulin (PGRN) haploinsufficiency due to autosomal dominant mutations in the ...

    Authors: Jonathan Frew, Alireza Baradaran-Heravi, Aruna D. Balgi, Xiujuan Wu, Tyler D. Yan, Steve Arns, Fahimeh S. Shidmoossavee, Jason Tan, James B. Jaquith, Karen R. Jansen-West, Francis C. Lynn, Fen-Biao Gao, Leonard Petrucelli, Howard H. Feldman, Ian R. Mackenzie, Michel Roberge…

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  2. That certain cell types in the central nervous system are more likely to undergo neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease is a widely appreciated but poorly understood phenomenon. Many vulnerable subpopulation...

    Authors: Preston Ge, Valina L. Dawson and Ted M. Dawson

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:20

    Content type: Review

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  3. Mutations in PINK1 and parkin cause autosomal recessive Parkinson’s disease (PD). Evidence placing PINK1 and parkin in common pathways regulating multiple aspects of mitochondrial quality control is burgeoning...

    Authors: Sheila K. Pirooznia, Changqing Yuan, Mohammed Repon Khan, Senthilkumar S. Karuppagounder, Luan Wang, Yulan Xiong, Sung Ung Kang, Yunjong Lee, Valina L. Dawson and Ted M. Dawson

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:17

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  4. Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) is widely used in the neuroscience field to manipulate gene expression in the nervous system. However, a limitation to the use of rAAV vectors is the time and expense ...

    Authors: Marshall S. Goodwin, Cara L. Croft, Hunter S. Futch, Daniel Ryu, Carolina Ceballos-Diaz, Xuefei Liu, Giavanna Paterno, Catalina Mejia, Doris Deng, Kimberly Menezes, Laura Londono, Kefren Arjona, Mary Parianos, Van Truong, Eva Rostonics, Amanda Hernandez…

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. The C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion is the most common known genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), two fatal age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Th...

    Authors: Nadja S. Andrade, Melina Ramic, Rustam Esanov, Wenjun Liu, Mathew J. Rybin, Gabriel Gaidosh, Abbas Abdallah, Samuel Del’Olio, Tyler C. Huff, Nancy T. Chee, Sadhana Anatha, Tania F. Gendron, Claes Wahlestedt, Yanbin Zhang, Michael Benatar, Christian Mueller…

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:13

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  6. Multiple missense mutations in Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are associated with familial forms of late onset Parkinson’s disease (PD), the most common age-related movement disorder. The dysfunction of ...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Chengsong Xie, Wotu Tian, Lixin Sun, Wang Zheng, Sarah Hawes, Lisa Chang, Justin Kung, Jinhui Ding, Shengdi Chen, Weidong Le and Huaibin Cai

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:22

  7. Several studies have linked circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA (ccf-mtDNA) to human disease. In particular, reduced ccf-mtDNA levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s di...

    Authors: Hannah Lowes, Angela Pyle, Mauro Santibanez-Koref and Gavin Hudson

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:10

    Content type: Short report

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  8. A repeat expansion in the C9orf72-SMCR8 complex subunit (C9orf72) is the most common genetic cause of two debilitating neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (...

    Authors: Jazmyne L. Jackson, NiCole A. Finch, Matthew C. Baker, Jennifer M. Kachergus, Mariely DeJesus-Hernandez, Kimberly Pereira, Elizabeth Christopher, Mercedes Prudencio, Michael G. Heckman, E. Aubrey Thompson, Dennis W. Dickson, Jaimin Shah, Björn Oskarsson, Leonard Petrucelli, Rosa Rademakers and Marka van Blitterswijk

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The vacuolar protein sorting 35 (VPS35) is a major component of the retromer complex system, an ubiquitous multiprotein assembly responsible for sorting and trafficking protein cargos out of the endosomes. VPS...

    Authors: Jian-Guo Li, Jin Chiu, Mercy Ramanjulu, Benjamin E. Blass and Domenico Praticò

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:1

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The original article [1] contains an error in the y-axes of Fig. 8’s sub-figures whereby ‘CSF’ is mistakenly mentioned instead of ‘serum’.

    Authors: Mylene Huebecker, Elizabeth B. Moloney, Aarnoud C. van der Spoel, David A. Priestman, Ole Isacson, Penelope J. Hallett and Frances M. Platt

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:6

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:40

  11. Misfolding and aggregation of the presynaptic protein alpha-synuclein (αsyn) is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related synucleinopathies. Although predominantly localized in the cytosol, a body of ...

    Authors: Jae-Hyeon Park, Jeremy D. Burgess, Ayman H. Faroqi, Natasha N. DeMeo, Fabienne C. Fiesel, Wolfdieter Springer, Marion Delenclos and Pamela J. McLean

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:5

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Multiomic studies by several groups in the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Alzheimer’s Disease (AMP-AD) identified VGF as a major driver of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also finding that reduced VGF le...

    Authors: Farida El Gaamouch, Mickael Audrain, Wei-Jye Lin, Noam Beckmann, Cheng Jiang, Siddharth Hariharan, Peter S. Heeger, Eric E. Schadt, Sam Gandy, Michelle E. Ehrlich and Stephen R. Salton

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:4

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  13. The amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, the primary constituent of amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brains, is derived from sequential proteolytic processing of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP). Howeve...

    Authors: Heather C. Rice, Gabriele Marcassa, Iordana Chrysidou, Katrien Horré, Tracy L. Young-Pearse, Ulrike C. Müller, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C. Saido, Robert Vassar, Joris de Wit and Bart De Strooper

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:3

    Content type: Short report

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  14. The trans-neuronal propagation of tau has been implicated in the progression of tau-mediated neurodegeneration. There is critical knowledge gap in understanding how tau is released and transmitted, and how tha...

    Authors: Xu Chen, Yaqiao Li, Chao Wang, Yinyan Tang, Sue-Ann Mok, Richard M. Tsai, Julio C. Rojas, Anna Karydas, Bruce L. Miller, Adam L. Boxer, Jason E. Gestwicki, Michelle Arkin, Ana Maria Cuervo and Li Gan

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:2

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Previous studies regarding the cholesterol-cognition relationship in midlife have generated conflicting results. We thus investigated whether dietary and blood cholesterol were associated with cognitive decline.

    Authors: Yu An, Xiaona Zhang, Ying Wang, Yushan Wang, Wen Liu, Tao Wang, Zhongsheng Qin and Rong Xiao

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:51

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  16. New genetic and genomic resources have identified multiple genetic risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) and characterized this common dementia at the molecular level. Experimental studies in ...

    Authors: Ravi S. Pandey, Leah Graham, Asli Uyar, Christoph Preuss, Gareth R. Howell and Gregory W. Carter

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:50

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  17. Since the discovery of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) as a protein that is likely central to the aetiology of Parkinson’s disease, a considerable amount of work has gone into uncovering its basic cellula...

    Authors: Daniel C. Berwick, George R. Heaton, Sonia Azeggagh and Kirsten Harvey

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:49

    Content type: Review

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  18. The 3 day workshop “Alzheimer’s Fast Track” is a unique opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or other early-career scientists, focused on Alzheimer’s disease research, to gain new knowledge...

    Authors: Keith W. Whitaker, Frank M. LaFerla, Harry W. M. Steinbusch, Cynthia A. Lemere and Diane E. Bovenkamp

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:48

    Content type: Meeting report

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  19. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. APOE4 is the greatest genetic risk factor for AD, increasing risk up to 15-fold compared to the common APOE3. Importantly, female (♀) APOE4 carriers ...

    Authors: Juan Maldonado Weng, Ishita Parikh, Ankur Naqib, Jason York, Stefan J. Green, Steven Estus and Mary Jo LaDu

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:47

    Content type: Short report

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  20. Microglia play an essential role for central nervous system (CNS) development and homeostasis and have been implicated in the onset, progression, and clearance of numerous diseases affecting the CNS. Previous ...

    Authors: Anna M. Speicher, Heinz Wiendl, Sven G. Meuth and Matthias Pawlowski

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:46

    Content type: Review

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  21. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of CNS neurodegeneration and has no disease-altering therapies. It is commonly associated with a specific type of biomechanical disruption of the axon called traum...

    Authors: Derek S. Welsbie, Nikolaos K. Ziogas, Leyan Xu, Byung-Jin Kim, Yusong Ge, Amit K. Patel, Jiwon Ryu, Mohamed Lehar, Athanasios S. Alexandris, Nicholas Stewart, Donald J. Zack and Vassilis E. Koliatsos

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:44

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Dysfunctional autophagy is implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) pathogenesis. The alterations in the expression of many autophagy related genes (ATGs) have been reported in AD brains; however, the disparity ...

    Authors: Véronik Lachance, Qian Wang, Eric Sweet, Insup Choi, Cui-Zan Cai, Xu-Xu Zhuang, Yuanxi Zhang, Jessica Li Jiang, Robert D. Blitzer, Ozlem Bozdagi-Gunal, Bin Zhang, Jia-Hong Lu and Zhenyu Yue

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:43

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  23. A subset of familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are caused by mutations in the gene coding Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1). Mutant SOD1 proteins are susceptible to misfolding and abnormally...

    Authors: Eiichi Tokuda, Yo-ichi Takei, Shinji Ohara, Noriko Fujiwara, Isao Hozumi and Yoshiaki Furukawa

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:42

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The adoption of CRISPR-Cas9 technology for functional genetic screens has been a transformative advance. Due to its modular nature, this technology can be customized to address a myriad of questions. To date, ...

    Authors: Raphaella W. L. So, Sai Wai Chung, Heather H. C. Lau, Jeremy J. Watts, Erin Gaudette, Zaid A. M. Al-Azzawi, Jossana Bishay, Lilian Tsai-Wei Lin, Julia Joung, Xinzhu Wang and Gerold Schmitt-Ulms

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:41

    Content type: Review

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  25. Haploinsufficiency in the Gaucher disease GBA gene, which encodes the lysosomal glucocerebrosidase GBA, and ageing represent major risk factors for developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recently, more than fifty o...

    Authors: Mylene Huebecker, Elizabeth B. Moloney, Aarnoud C. van der Spoel, David A. Priestman, Ole Isacson, Penelope J. Hallett and Frances M. Platt

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:40

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Molecular Neurodegeneration 2020 15:6

  26. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is the most common subtype of autosomal dominantly inherited spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs). No validated blood biomarker is available to assess either disease progression ...

    Authors: Quan-Fu Li, Yi Dong, Lu Yang, Juan-Juan Xie, Yin Ma, Yi-Chu Du, Hao-Ling Cheng, Wang Ni and Zhi-Ying Wu

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:39

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The accumulation of pathological tau is the main component of neurofibrillary tangles and other tau aggregates in several neurodegenerative diseases, referred to as tauopathies. Recently, immunotherapeutic app...

    Authors: Gilbert Gallardo, Connie H. Wong, Sara M. Ricardez, Carolyn N. Mann, Kent H. Lin, Cheryl E. G. Leyns, Hong Jiang and David M. Holtzman

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:38

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  28. The apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is the strongest genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD). ApoE is produced by both astrocytes and microglia in the brain, whereas hepatocytes produce the majorit...

    Authors: Tien-Phat V. Huynh, Chao Wang, Ainsley C. Tran, G. Travis Tabor, Thomas E. Mahan, Caroline M. Francis, Mary Beth Finn, Rebecca Spellman, Melissa Manis, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Jason D. Ulrich and David M. Holtzman

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:37

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  29. Mutations in GBA1, the gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase, are among the most common known genetic risk factors for the development of Parkinson disease and related synucleinopathies. A great d...

    Authors: Jenny Do, Cindy McKinney, Pankaj Sharma and Ellen Sidransky

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:36

    Content type: Review

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  30. A full understanding of Parkinson’s Disease etiopathogenesis and of the causes of the preferential vulnerability of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons is still an unsolved puzzle. A multiple-hit hypothesis has...

    Authors: Anna Masato, Nicoletta Plotegher, Daniela Boassa and Luigi Bubacco

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:35

    Content type: Review

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  31. Cell-to-cell propagation of α-synuclein (α-syn) aggregates is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and underlie the spread of α-syn neuropathology. Increased pro-inflammatory c...

    Authors: Sonia George, Nolwen L. Rey, Trevor Tyson, Corinne Esquibel, Lindsay Meyerdirk, Emily Schulz, Steven Pierce, Amanda R. Burmeister, Zachary Madaj, Jennifer A. Steiner, Martha L. Escobar Galvis, Lena Brundin and Patrik Brundin

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:34

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  32. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by chronic progressive cognitive deterioration frequently accompanied by psychopathological symptoms, including changes in personality and social isolation, which seve...

    Authors: Danfang Yu, Huanhuan Yan, Jun Zhou, Xiaodan Yang, Youming Lu and Yunyun Han

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:33

    Content type: Review

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  33. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease most often associated with memory deficits and cognitive decline, although less common clinical presentations are increasingly recognized. The car...

    Authors: Michael A. DeTure and Dennis W. Dickson

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:32

    Content type: Review

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  34. The original article [1] mistakenly omitted essential information regarding Fig. 1c; thus, the authors would like to note that Fig. 1c describes transmission electron microscopy of α-Syn PFFs before sonication.

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

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:31

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Molecular Neurodegeneration 2018 13:21

  35. Dynactin subunit 1 is the largest subunit of the dynactin complex, an activator of the molecular motor protein complex dynein. Reduced levels of DCTN1 mRNA and protein have been found in sporadic amyotrophic late...

    Authors: Valérie Bercier, Jeffrey M. Hubbard, Kevin Fidelin, Karine Duroure, Thomas O. Auer, Céline Revenu, Claire Wyart and Filippo Del Bene

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:27

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  36. Soluble aggregates of oligomeric forms of tau protein (oTau) have been associated with impairment of synaptic plasticity and memory in Alzheimer’s disease. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the syna...

    Authors: Erica Acquarone, Elentina K. Argyrousi, Manon van den Berg, Walter Gulisano, Mauro Fà, Agnieszka Staniszewski, Elisa Calcagno, Elisa Zuccarello, Luciano D’Adamio, Shi-Xian Deng, Daniela Puzzo, Ottavio Arancio and Jole Fiorito

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:26

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  37. Adult hippocampal neurogenesis plays an important role in synaptic plasticity and cogntive function. We reported that higher numbers of neural stem cells (NSC) in the hippocampus of cognitively-intact individu...

    Authors: Maria-Adelaide Micci, Balaji Krishnan, Elizabeth Bishop, Wen-Ru Zhang, Jutatip Guptarak, Auston Grant, Olga Zolochevska, Batbayar Tumurbaatar, Whitney Franklin, Claudia Marino, Steven G. Widen, Arjun Luthra, Steven G. Kernie and Giulio Taglialatela

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:25

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  38. The Alzheimer’s disease (AD) afflicted brain is neuropathologically defined by extracellular amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles composed of hyperphosphorylated tau protein. Howeve...

    Authors: Daniel Twohig and Henrietta M. Nielsen

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:23

    Content type: Review

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  39. In order for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to manifest, cells must communicate “pathogenic material” such as proteins, signaling molecules, or genetic material to ensue disease propagation. Small extracellular vesi...

    Authors: Luke S. Watson, Eric D. Hamlett, Tyler D. Stone and Catrina Sims-Robinson

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:22

    Content type: Review

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  40. Currently, over five million Americans suffer with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the absence of a cure, this number could increase to 13.8 million by 2050. A critical goal of biomedical research is to establish...

    Authors: Freddie Márquez and Michael A. Yassa

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:21

    Content type: Review

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  41. Low frequency coding variants in TREM2 are associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) risk and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) TREM2 protein levels are different between AD cases and controls. Similarly, TREM2 risk variant...

    Authors: Jorge L. Del-Aguila, Bruno A. Benitez, Zeran Li, Umber Dube, Kathie A. Mihindukulasuriya, John P. Budde, Fabiana H. G. Farias, Maria Victoria Fernández, Laura Ibanez, Shan Jiang, Richard J. Perrin, Nigel J. Cairns, John C. Morris, Oscar Harari and Carlos Cruchaga

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:18

    Content type: Research article

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