α-synuclein aggregation and modulating factors

Katerina E. Paleologou, Omar Mukhtar A. El-Agnaf

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Abstract

Aggregated α-synuclein is the major component of inclusions in Parkinson’s disease and other synucleinopathy brains indicating that α-syn aggregation is associated with the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Although the mechanisms underlying α-syn aggregation and toxicity are not fully elucidated, it is clear that α-syn undergoes post-trasnlational modifications and interacts with numerous proteins and other macromolecules, metals, hormones, neurotransmitters, drugs and poisons that can all modulate its aggregation propensity. The current and most recent findings regarding the factors modulating α-syn aggregation process are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-164
Number of pages56
JournalSubcellular Biochemistry
Volume65
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Fibrillation
  • Oligomerization
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Synucleinopathies
  • α-Synuclein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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