Recent insights on Alzheimer’s disease originating from yeast models

Dan Mulvihill, Dan and Seynnaeve, David and Vecchio, Mara Del and Fruhmann, Gernot and Jimmy, Beckers and Joke, Verelst and Melody, Cools and Joris, Winderickx and Vanessa, Franssens (2018) Recent insights on Alzheimer’s disease originating from yeast models. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19 (7). p. 1947. ISSN 1422-0067. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this review article, yeast model-based research advances regarding the role of Amyloid-? (A?), Tau and frameshift Ubiquitin UBB+1 in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are discussed. Despite having limitations with regard to intercellular and cognitive AD aspects, these models have clearly shown their added value as a complementary model for the study of the molecular aspects of these proteins, including their interplay with AD related cellular processes such as mitochondrial dysfunction and altered proteostasis. Moreover, these yeast models have also shown their importance in translational research, e.g. in compound screenings and for AD diagnostics development. In addition to well-established Saccharomyces cerevisiae models, new upcoming Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Candida glabrata and Kluyveromyces lactis yeast models for A? and Tau are briefly described. Finally, traditional and more innovative research methodologies, e.g. for studying protein oligomerization/aggregation, are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; yeast; Tau; Amyloid ?; Ubiquitin; aggregation; oligomerization; prion
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Dan Mulvihill
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 08:43 UTC
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 11:04 UTC
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