volume 28, issue 4, P917-929 2012
DOI: 10.3233/jad-2011-110971
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Hyung Lim Elfrink, Rob Zwart, María L. Cavanillas, Adam Jay Schindler, Frank Baas, Wiep Scheper

Abstract: The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a stress response of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), the first compartment of the secretory pathway. The UPR is activated in non-tangle bearing neurons in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain, indicating it is an early phenomenon. We found that the level of Rab6, implicated in anterograde and retrograde trafficking in the secretory pathway, is increased in brains of AD patients. Rab6 expression, closely correlated with the extent of UPR activation, is not controlled by the UPR.…

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