ER stress in neurodegenerative disease: from disease mechanisms to therapeutic interventions


The conception that protein aggregates composed by misfolded proteins underlies the occurrence of several neurodegenerative diseases suggests that this phenomenon may have a common origin, ultimately driven by disruption of proteostasis control. The unfolded protein response (UPR) embodies a major element of the proteostasis network, which is engaged by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Chronic ER stress may operate as a possible mechanism of neurodegeneration, contributing to synaptic alterations, neuroinflammation and neuronal loss. In this review we discuss most recent findings relating ER stress and the development of distinct neurodegenerative diseases, and the possible strategies for disease intervention.

Cabral-Miranda F, Hetz C

Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress In Diseases

mayo 26, 2017

DOI: 10.1515/ersc-2017-0002

Investigador BNI: Claudio Hetz