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Mech Ageing Dev. 2001 Jul 15;122(9):945-62.

Brain protein oxidation in age-related neurodegenerative disorders that are associated with aggregated proteins.

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Department of Chemistry, Center of Membrane Sciences, and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, 121 Chemistry-Physics Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0055, USA.


Protein oxidation, one of a number of brain biomarkers of oxidative stress, is increased in several age-related neurodegenerative disorders or animal models thereof, including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, prion disorders, such as Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, and alpha-synuclein disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Each of these neurodegenerative disorders is associated with aggregated proteins in brain. However, the relationship among protein oxidation, protein aggregation, and neurodegeneration remain unclear. The current rapid progress in elucidation of mechanisms of protein oxidation in neuronal loss should provide further insight into the importance of free radical oxidative stress in these neurodegenerative disorders.

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