Neurofilamentopathy in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Quan Liu1, Fang Xie2, Abdiel Alvarado-Diaz3, Mark A Smith4, Paula I Moreira5, Xiongwei Zhu4, George Perry*, 6
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 58
Last Page: 62
Publisher ID: TONEUJ-5-58
Article History:Received Date: 12/6/2011
Revision Received Date: 25/7/2011
Acceptance Date: 28/7/2011
Electronic publication date: 26/8/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Neurofilament protein alterations are found in many neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson, Alzheimer, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth. Abnormal modifications of neurofilament, such as mutation, oxidation and phosphorylation, are linked to the disease-related alteration. In this review, the most recent discovery and central arguments about functions, pathological modifications, and genetic mutations related to neurofilaments in neurodegenerative diseases is presented.