Paul A. Parcon

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Neurodegenerative diseases are distinguished by characteristic protein aggregates initiated by disease-specific 'seed' proteins; however, roles of other co-aggregated proteins remain largely unexplored. Compact hippocampal aggregates were purified from Alzheimer's and control-subject pools using magnetic-bead immunoaffinity pulldowns. Their components were(More)
Reports from neural cell cultures and experimental animal studies provide evidence of age- and disease-related changes in retrograde transport of spent or misfolded proteins destined for degradation or recycling. However, few studies address these issues in human brain from those who either age without dementia and overt neuropathology, or succumb to(More)
INTRODUCTION Alzheimer apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4,4 carriers have earlier disease onset and more protein aggregates than patients with other APOE genotypes. Autophagy opposes aggregation, and important autophagy genes are coordinately regulated by transcription factor EB (TFEB) binding to "coordinated lysosomal expression and regulation" (CLEAR) DNA motifs.(More)
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