Manuel T. Gersbacher

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The Alzheimer BACE1 enzyme cleaves numerous substrates, with largely unknown physiological consequences. We have previously identified the contribution of elevated BACE1 activity to voltage-gated sodium channel Na(v)1.1 density and neuronal function. Here, we analyzed physiological changes in sodium channel metabolism in BACE1-null mice. Mechanistically, we(More)
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) as well as its homologues, APP-like protein 1 and 2 (APLP1 and APLP2), are cleaved by α-, β-, and γ-secretases, resulting in the release of their intracellular domains (ICDs). We have shown that the APP intracellular domain (AICD) is transported to the nucleus by Fe65 where they jointly bind the histone acetyltransferase(More)
BACE1 and presenilin (PS)/γ-secretase are primary proteolytic enzymes responsible for the generation of pathogenic amyloid β-peptides (Aβ) in Alzheimer's disease. We and others have found that β-subunits of the voltage-gated sodium channel (Na(v)βs) also undergo sequential proteolytic cleavages mediated by BACE1 and PS/γ-secretase. In a follow-up study, we(More)
BACKGROUND The voltage-gated sodium channel β2 subunit (Navβ2) is a physiological substrate of BACE1 (β-site APP cleaving enzyme) and γ-secretase, two proteolytic enzymes central to Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. Previously, we have found that the processing of Navβ2 by BACE1 and γ-secretase regulates sodium channel metabolism in neuronal cells. In the(More)
BACKGROUND The amyloid precursor protein (APP) intracellular domain (AICD) is released from full-length APP upon sequential cleavage by either α- or β-secretase followed by γ-secretase. Together with the adaptor protein Fe65 and the histone acetyltransferase Tip60, AICD forms nuclear multiprotein complexes (AFT complexes) that function in transcriptional(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract Background: The voltage-gated sodium channel b2 subunit (Navb2) is a physiological substrate of BACE1 (b-site APP cleaving enzyme) and g-secretase, two proteolytic enzymes central to Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis.(More)
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