Accumulation of proteins is a recurring event in many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD).Evidence has suggested that protein accumulation may result from a dysfunction in the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). Indeed, there is clear genetic and biochemical evidence of an involvement of the ubiquitin proteasome system in AD. This review summarizes the data supporting an involvement of the UPS in the pathogenesis of AD, focusing on the data showing the relationship between Aβ and tau, the two hallmark lesions of AD, and the UPS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine|
|State||Published - Apr 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Cell Biology