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Role of Presenilin in Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans

Department of Regenerative and Cancer Cell Biology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA
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Antioxidants 2018, 7(9), 111; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox7090111
Received: 13 July 2018 / Revised: 14 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 24 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mitochondrial Function in Health and Disease)
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are poised to become a global health crisis, and therefore understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis is critical for the development of therapeutic strategies. Mutations in genes encoding presenilin (PSEN) occur in most familial Alzheimer’s disease but the role of PSEN in AD is not fully understood. In this review, the potential modes of pathogenesis of AD are discussed, focusing on calcium homeostasis and mitochondrial function. Moreover, research using Caenorhabditis elegans to explore the effects of calcium dysregulation due to presenilin mutations on mitochondrial function, oxidative stress and neurodegeneration is explored. View Full-Text
Keywords: mitochondria; calcium; C. elegans; neurodegeneration; alzheimer’s disease; ROS; presenilin mitochondria; calcium; C. elegans; neurodegeneration; alzheimer’s disease; ROS; presenilin
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Sarasija, S.; Norman, K.R. Role of Presenilin in Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. Antioxidants 2018, 7, 111.

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