Ayelén Bulloj

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The accumulation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) peptides in senile plaques is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. The endocytic pathway has been proposed as a major subcellular site for Abeta generation while the compartments in which Abeta-degrading proteases interact with Abeta are still elusive. It was suggested that extracellular(More)
Neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), consisting of abnormally hyperphosphorylated tau, are implicated in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). The molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of tau phosphorylation are largely unknown. While the PI3K/Akt pathway has been shown to regulate multiple cellular(More)
Insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) is implicated in the regulation of amyloid β (Aβ) steady-state levels in the brain, and its deficient expression and/or activity may be a risk factor in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although IDE sub-cellular localization has been well studied, the compartments relevant to Aβ degradation remain to be determined. Our(More)
Amyloid beta (Abeta) accumulates in the neuropil and within the walls of cerebral vessels in association with normal aging, dementia or stroke. Abeta is released from its precursor protein as soluble monomeric species yet, under pathological conditions, it self-aggregates to form soluble oligomers or insoluble fibrils that may be toxic to neurons and(More)
The multiple display of protein domains on polymeric scaffolds is an emerging technology for many applications. BLS is a highly immunogenic protein that has an oligomeric structure formed by a 17.2 kDa subunit arranged as a dimer of pentamers. Here we describe the production as well as the structural, functional, and immunological properties of a 9 kDa(More)
Aberrant hyperphosphorylation of tau protein has been implicated in a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. Although a number of protein kinases have been shown to phosphorylate tau in vitro and in vivo, the molecular mechanisms by which tau phosphorylation is regulated pathophysiologically are largely unknown. Recently, a growing body of evidence(More)
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