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Aggregation propensity of neuronal receptors : potential implications in neurodegenerative disorders
Navarro Cantero, Susana (Institut de Biotecnologia i de Biomedicina "Vicent Villar Palasí")
Díaz-Caballero, Marta (Institut de Biotecnologia i de Biomedicina "Vicent Villar Palasí")
Illa, Ricard (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Bioquímica i de Biologia Molecular)
Ventura, Salvador (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Bioquímica i de Biologia Molecular)

Data: 2015
Resum: Misfolding and aggregation of proteins in tissues is linked to the onset of a diverse set of human neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. In these pathologies proteins usually aggregate into highly ordered and β-sheet enriched amyloid fibrils. However, the formation of these toxic structures is not restricted to a reduced set of polypeptides but rather an intrinsic property of proteins. This suggests that the number of proteins involved in conformational disorders might be much larger than previously thought. The propensity of a protein to form amyloid assemblies is imprinted in its sequence and can be read using computational approaches. Here, we exploit four of these algorithms to analyze the presence of aggregation-prone regions in the sequence and structure of the extracellular domains of several neuroreceptors, with the idea of identifying patches that can interact anomalously with other aggregation-prone molecules such as the amyloid-β peptide or promote their self-assembly. The number of amyloidogenic regions in these domains is rather low but they are significantly exposed to solvent and therefore are suitable for interactions. We find a significant overlap between aggregation-prone regions and receptors interfaces and/or ligand-binding sites, which illustrates an unavoidable competition between the formation of functional native interactions and that of dangerous amyloid-like contacts leading to disease.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Aggregation-prone regions ; Alzheimer's disease ; Amyloid ; Neurodegenerative disorders ; Neuronal receptor
Publicat a: Future science OA, Vol. 1, issue 2 (2015) , art. FSO39, ISSN 2056-5623

DOI: 10.4155/fso.15.39
PMID: 28031868


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