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dc.contributor.advisorBothwell, Mark Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorde Laat, Rian C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-10T18:30:11Z
dc.date.available2012-09-10T18:30:11Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-10
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherdeLaat_washington_0250E_10306.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/20498
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractProteolytic cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) generates the amyloid β peptide (Aβ), the main component of cortical and subcortical plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD). APP can be processed at the cell surface or within endosomes after endocytosis, and via an amyloidogenic or non-amyloidogenic pathway. Along the amyloidogenic pathway, APP is first cleaved by β-secretase followed by γ-secretase to produce Aβ. The non-amyloidogenic pathway involves cleavage by α-secretase and then γ-secretase. Aβ generation is thought to occur in a variety of organelles where APP, β- and γ-secretase reside. Proteins that regulate endocytosis and trafficking can thus control the qualitative proteolysis of APP, and consequently may be associated with pathophysiology of AD. One such protein is Lingo-1, which promotes APP trafficking to the lysosome and concomitant degradation, independent of the secretory pathway. In this manner, Lingo-1 may function as a control mechanism for APP levels.en_US
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dc.subjectAmyloid Precursor Protein; APP; endosome; Lingo; proteolysisen_US
dc.subject.otherNeurosciencesen_US
dc.subject.otherPhysiologyen_US
dc.subject.otherBiologyen_US
dc.subject.otherPhysiology and biophysicsen_US
dc.titleThe Interaction of Lingo-1 and Amyloid Precursor Proteinen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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