Ina Coburger

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The amyloid precursor protein (APP) and its processing are widely believed to be central for the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and appear essential for neuronal development and cell homeostasis in mammals. Many studies show the proteolysis of APP by the proteases α-, β- and γ-secretase, functional aspects of the protein and the structure of(More)
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) and its processing by the α-, β- and γ-secretases is widely believed to play a central role during the development of Alzheimer´s disease. The three-dimensional structure of the entire protein, its physiologic function and the regulation of its proteolytic processing remain, however, largely unclear to date. To gain a(More)
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) and its cellular processing are believed to be centrally involved in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In addition, many physiological functions have been described for APP, including a role in cell-cell- and cell-ECM-adhesion as well as in axonal outgrowth. We show here the molecular determinants of the(More)
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) and its neurotoxic cleavage product Aβ are key players in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and appear to be essential for neuronal development and cell homeostasis. Proteolytic processing of APP and its physiological function depend on its interaction with heparin and are influenced by the binding of metal ions(More)
GxGD-type intramembrane cleaving proteases (I-CLiPs) form a family of proteolytic enzymes that feature an aspartate-based catalytic mechanism. Yet, they structurally and functionally largely differ from the classical pepsin-like aspartic proteases. Among them are the archaeal enzyme FlaK, processing its substrate FlaB2 during the formation of flagella and(More)
Background The amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a type I transmembrane protein that is expressed in a wide number of different cell types. Proteolytic processing by betaand gamma-secretases releases 38-43 amino acid long peptides, so called Ab amyloid peptides that accumulate within the plaques in the brain of Alzheimer ́s disease patients. Alternatively,(More)
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