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What's to like about the prion-like hypothesis for the spreading of aggregated α-synuclein in Parkinson disease?

Dunning, Christopher LU ; George, Sonia LU and Brundin, Patrik LU (2013) In Prion 7(1). p.92-97
Abstract
α-Synuclein is a key protein in Parkinson disease. Not only is it the major protein component of Lewy bodies, but it is implicated in several cellular processes that are disrupted in Parkinson disease. Misfolded α-synuclein has also been shown to spread from cell-to-cell and, in a prion-like fashion, trigger aggregation of α-synuclein in the recipient cell. In this mini-review we explore the evidence that misfolded α-synuclein underlies the spread of pathology in Parkinson disease and discuss why it should be considered a prion-like protein.
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protein misfolding, cell-to-cell transfer, Parkinson disease, alpha-synuclein, prion-like
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Prion
volume
7
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1
pages
92 - 97
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Landes Bioscience
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  • wos:000315034500014
  • pmid:23360753
  • scopus:84874594129
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1933-6896
DOI
10.4161/pri.23806
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English
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  author       = {Dunning, Christopher and George, Sonia and Brundin, Patrik},
  issn         = {1933-6896},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {92--97},
  publisher    = {Landes Bioscience},
  series       = {Prion},
  title        = {What's to like about the prion-like hypothesis for the spreading of aggregated α-synuclein in Parkinson disease?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/pri.23806},
  doi          = {10.4161/pri.23806},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2013},
}