Jenny Frånberg

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One hallmark of Alzheimer disease (AD) is the extracellular deposition of the amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) in senile plaques. Two major forms of Abeta are produced, 40 (Abeta40) and 42 (Abeta42) residues long. The most abundant form of Abeta is Abeta40, while Abeta42 is more hydrophobic and more prone to form toxic oligomers and the species of particular(More)
Several lines of evidence suggest that polymerization of the amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) into amyloid plaques is a pathogenic event in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Abeta is produced from the amyloid precursor protein as the result of sequential proteolytic cleavages by beta-secretase and gamma-secretase, and it has been suggested that these enzymes could be(More)
γ-Secretase is a transmembrane protease complex responsible for the processing of a multitude of type 1 transmembrane proteins, including amyloid precursor protein (APP) and Notch. A functional complex is dependent on the assembly of four proteins: presenilin (PS), nicastrin, Aph-1 and Pen-2. Little is known about how the substrates are selected by(More)
BACKGROUND A key player in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the gamma-secretase complex consisting of at least four components: presenilin, nicastrin, Aph-1 and Pen-2. gamma-Secretase is crucial for the generation of the neurotoxic amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) but also takes part in the processing of many other substrates. In cell lines,(More)
γ-Secretase plays an important function in the development of Alzheimer disease, since it participates in the production of the toxic amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) from the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Besides APP, γ-secretase cleaves many other substrates resulting in adverse side effects when γ-secretase inhibitors are used in clinical trials. γ-Secretase is(More)
Background: c-Secretase is an intramembrane aspartyl protease whose cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) generates the amyloid b-peptide (Ab) and the APP intracellular domain. Ab is widely believed to have a causative role in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis, and therefore modulation of c-secretase activity has become a therapeutic goal. Besides(More)
Gamma-secretase is an enzyme complex that mediates both Notch signaling and beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing, resulting in the generation of Notch intracellular domain, APP intracellular domain, and the amyloid beta peptide (Abeta), the latter playing a central role in Alzheimer disease (AD). By a hitherto undefined mechanism, the activity of(More)
Gamma-secretase is important for the development of Alzheimer's disease, since it is a crucial enzyme for the generation of the pathogenic amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta). Most data on gamma-secretase is derived from studies in cell lines overexpressing gamma-secretase components or amyloid precursor protein (APP), and since gamma-secretase is a transmembrane(More)
BACKGROUND gamma-Secretase is an intramembrane aspartyl protease whose cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) generates the amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) and the APP intracellular domain. Abeta is widely believed to have a causative role in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, and therefore modulation of gamma-secretase activity has become a(More)
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