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This gives evidence that PS1 is obligatory Golgi compartments should discount requip 1 mg otc, however buy 0.25 mg requip free shipping, be interpreted with for proteolysis of APP at the -secretase cleavage site 1mg requip amex. Either mutation, when expressed in various mamma- (140). Studies provide convincing evidence that some mam- lian cell types, prevented both the normal endoproteolysis malian PS1 can be found at the cell surface, where it can be biotinylated (141). Conservative substitution of aspartate by glutamate still abrogated the -secretase Interaction with APP cleavage of APP, a finding indicating a specific requirement There is strong evidence that presenilins are able to interact for the two TM aspartates. These results are consistent with directly with APP. Complex formation between APP and one of two mechanisms: a role for presenilin as a unique presenilins has been demonstrated by coimmunoprecipita- cofactor for -secretase that could play a role in protein tion of both proteins in cells either transfected or with en- trafficking or a role as a functional -secretase, making it an dogenous proteins as well as with the yeast two-hybrid sys- unprecedented intramembranous aspartyl protease. Thinakaran and colleagues, in contrast to evidence for and against both possibilities. Presenilin proteins 1206 Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress have been localized to early transport compartments, of PS1 not only prevented APP processing by -secretase, whereas abundant -secretase activity is restricted to late but also prevented the cleavage of the Notch C-terminus transport compartments and the endosomal pathway (55, in the membrane. The same holds true for the release of the Notch intra- either presenilins are directly involved in cleaving both cellular domain (see later), which occurs after ligand binding Notch and APP or mediate both cleavages in a more indirect by Notch at the cell surface (154,155). Processing of Notch resembles in some aspects the cellular localization of presenilin proteins in ER and early processing of APP. Notch is processed by a furin-mediated Golgi overlaps to some degree with the intracellular site of cleavage during its passage through the Golgi system. An addi- resultant two fragments remain in the same protein complex tional concern is that the presenilin sequences have no ho- and localize in the cellular membrane to form the functional mology to any of the proteases identified so far. The binding of the ligand to the receptor stimu- tion that PS is -secretase will require reconstitution of the lates the cleavage of one of the subunits at a specific extracel- -secretase/presenilinase activities in artificial lipid bilayers lular site close to the membrane. A subsequent intramem- using appropriate substrates and cellular factors. Partial branous cleavage liberates an intracellular fragment that characterization of detergent-solubilized -secretase activity translocates into the nucleus. This peptide forms an active shows that -secretase activity is catalyzed by PS1-contain- transcription complex, which activates transcription of ing macromolecular complex (156). The last of these proteolytic cleavage The alternate hypothesis holds that PS1 influences endo- steps of Notch resembles -secretase cleavage of APP. There are also data showing that presenilins elusive protease. It was demonstrated that CTF derived are functionally implicated in the Notch signaling pathway. Because APP and APLP1 trans- (159) consists of a severe impairment of the development membrane domains have very limited homology, it may be more difficult to envision that PS1 plays a role as a specific of the axial skeleton. The origin of these skeleton abnormali- -secretase involved in the cleavage of APP, Notch (see ties lies in the impairment of the segmentation of the so- later), and APLP1. Interestingly, Notch-1 (160) knockout animals suf- ing membrane-bound CTFs derived from APP family fered from similar abnormal skeleton deformations, a members or other transmembrane proteins to appropriate finding consistent with interaction of presenilins with cleavage or degradation compartments may be considered. The authors provide evidence strongly suggesting transcription factor essential for cholesterol biosynthesis. Notch function is in- nematode homologue of presenilin, was identified by volved in various signaling pathways, and Notch is crucial screening for suppressors of lin-12 (C. A similar pathway is used in Caenorhabditis elegans at multiple steps in development, including singling out to facilitate the signaling of transmembrane receptors of precursor cells involved in vulva differentiation (158). For the lin-12/Notch family, and human presenilins have been this purpose, two cells that are initially functionally identical shown to complement for Sel-12 function effectively (163). However, presenilin cleavage lin-12/Notch function causes an egg-laying defect that re- does not seem to be essential for functional activity, because sults from failure in vulva induction. Chapter 83: Molecular Genetics of Alzheimer Disease 1207 Proteins Interacting with PS is responsible for ensuring the proper folding of newly syn- thesized proteins (176,177). Presenilins have been found to interact directly with a vari- ety of proteins. Proteins interacting with presenilins include members of the catenin family (165–167). Catenins have ROLE OF APOLIPOPROTEIN E ISOFORMS IN at least two different functions in the cell. First, they are LATE-ONSET AD components of cell–cell adhesive junctions interacting with the cytoskeletal anchors of cadherin adhesion molecules. In addition to the deterministic genetic mutations found Second, there is compelling evidence that -catenin is a key in APP and presenilins, genetic factors modify the risk of effector in the Wingless/Wnt signaling cascade. The APOE gene on chromosome 19 is con- and its vertebrate counterpart Wnt signaling direct many sidered as an important risk factor for the development of crucial developmental decisions in Drosophila and verte- late-onset AD.

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