Anja Winther Fjorback

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Binding of target-derived neurotrophins to Trk receptors at nerve terminals is required to stimulate neuronal survival, differentiation, innervation and synaptic plasticity. The distance between the soma and nerve terminal is great, making efficient anterograde Trk transport critical for Trk synaptic translocation and signaling. The mechanism responsible(More)
sorLA is a sorting receptor for amyloid precursor protein (APP) genetically linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Retromer, an adaptor complex in the endosome-to-Golgi retrieval pathway, has been implicated in APP transport because retromer deficiency leads to aberrant APP sorting and processing and levels of retromer proteins are altered in AD. Here we(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed strong association of hypercholesterolemia and myocardial infarction with SNPs on human chromosome 1p13.3. This locus covers three genes: SORT1, CELSR2, and PSRC1. We demonstrate that sortilin, encoded by SORT1, is an intracellular sorting receptor for apolipoprotein (apo) B100. It interacts with(More)
Deficiency in the retromer sorting pathway is known to be associated with the onset of Alzheimer disease (AD), and has been suggested to involve regulation of Amyloid precursor protein (APP) trafficking. Absence of the APP sorting receptor sorLA is also associated to AD, as amyloidogenic processing of APP is increased due to missorting. Reduced activity of(More)
The plasma membrane serotonin transporter (SERT) has an important role in terminating serotonergic neurotransmission by re-uptake of 5-HT from the synaptic cleft. The expression of SERT on the cell surface is therefore a critical factor. In this study, we examined the role of the carboxyl terminus of SERT in trafficking to the plasma membrane. 5-HT uptake(More)
The serotonin transporter (SERT) belongs to a family of sodium- and chloride-dependent neurotransmitter transporters that are responsible for the active re-uptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin from the synapse. In the present study, using the yeast two-hybrid system, we identified the membrane glycoprotein M6B as a binding partner of SERT. This(More)
The nerve cell protein alpha-synuclein is important in Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, and its expression levels are directly linked to development of the diseases. Quantification of the plasma level of alpha-synuclein may therefore be important as a biomarker for disease susceptibility. We present a quantitative measurement of(More)
Ongoing research efforts into fluorescent proteins continuously generates new mutation variants, some of which can become photoactivated or photoconverted to a red-shifted color upon intense UV or blue light illumination. We report a built-in propensity for enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (EYFP) to undergo irreversible photoconversion into a cyan(More)
The serotonin transporter is a member of the monoamine transporter family that also includes transporters of dopamine and norepinephrine. We have used sensitized acceptor emission fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to study the oligomerization of SERT in HEK-MSR-239 cells, RN46A cells and in(More)
The serotonin transporter (SERT) is a key regulator of serotonergic signalling as it mediates the re-uptake of synaptic serotonin into nerve terminals, thereby terminating or modulating its signal. It is well-known that SERT regulation is a dynamic process orchestrated by a wide array of proteins and mechanisms. However, molecular details on possible(More)