Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex disorder that affects the central nervous system causing a severe neurodegeneration. This pathology affects an increasing number of people worldwide due to the overall aging of the human population. In recent years SUMO protein modification has emerged as a possible cellular mechanism involved in AD. Some of the proteins engaged in the physiopathological process of AD, like BACE1, GSK3-β tau, AβPP, and JNK, are in fact subject to protein SUMO modifications or interactions. Here, we have investigated the SUMO/deSUMOylation balance and SUMO-related proteins during the onset and progression of the pathology in the Tg2576 mouse model of AD. We examined four age-stages (1.5, 3, 6, 17 months old) and observed shows an increase in SUMO-1 protein conjugation at 3 and 6 months in transgenic mice with respect to WT in both cortex and hippocampus. Interestingly this is paralleled by increased expression levels of Ubc9 and SENP1 in both brain regions. At 6 months of age also the SUMO-1 mRNA resulted augmented. SUMO-2-ylation was surprisingly decreased in old transgenic mice and was unaltered in the other time windows. The fact that alterations in SUMO/deSUMOylation equilibrium occur from the early phases of AD suggests that global posttranslational modifications may play an important role in the mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis, thus providing potential targets for pharmacological interventions.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Nistico, R., Ferraina, C., Marconi, V., Blandini, F., Negri, L., Egebjerg, J., et al. (2014). Age-related changes of protein SUMOylation balance in the AβPP Tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. FRONTIERS IN PHARMACOLOGY, 7(5), 63.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3389/fphar.2014.00063|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Age-related changes of protein SUMOylation balance in the AβPP Tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease|
|Autori interni:||NISTICO', ROBERT GIOVANNI|
|Autori:||Nistico, R; Ferraina, C; Marconi, V; Blandini, F; Negri, L; Egebjerg, J; Feligioni, M|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|
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