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Neuron. 2006 Oct 5;52(1):15-31.

Sorting through the cell biology of Alzheimer's disease: intracellular pathways to pathogenesis.

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Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA. sas68@columbia.edu

Abstract

During the first 100 years of Alzheimer's disease research, this devastating and intractable disorder has been characterized at the clinical, histological, and molecular levels. Nevertheless, many key mechanistic questions remain unanswered. Here we will emphasize the importance of the cell biology of Alzheimer's disease, reviewing the relevant literature that has expanded our mechanistic understanding, with a particular focus on pathways regulating protein sorting. Accumulated evidence indicates that sorting pathways may be uniquely vulnerable to disease pathogenesis, and recent studies have begun to reveal disease-related defects in the regulation of protein sorting.

PMID:
17015224
PMCID:
PMC4820242
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2006.09.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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