Molecular Targets in Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease

Molecular Targets in Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease
Author: Pierfausto Seneci
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128004999

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Aimed at "drug discoverers" – i.e. any scientist who is interested in neurodegenerative diseases in general, and in finding disease-modifying treatments in particular – the first edition of Molecular Targets in Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease will contain both a detailed, discipline-specific coverage (paragraphs on medicinal chemistry, on clinical and preclinical characterization of compounds in development, on target identification and validation, on genetic factors influencing a pathology, etc.) and a drug discovery-oriented, overall evaluation of each target (validation, druggability, existing leads, etc.). Together these will satisfy the needs of various audiences, including in vitro biologists, pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, etc. Written to provide a comprehensive coverage of disease-modifying mechanisms and compounds against neurodegenerative diseases Provides a “drug discovery application oriented perspective, evaluating targets and candidates for their overall therapeutic potential Provides discipline-specific chapters (medicinal chemistry, target validation, preclinical and clinical development Provides an overview on a number of molecular mechanisms (e.g. phosphorylation, chaperon refolding, ubiquitination, autophagy, microtubule transportation, protease cleavage, etc.) with relevance for any disease area Contains a more thorough description of the therapeutic relevance of ~10 specific molecular targets

Chemical Modulators of Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease

Chemical Modulators of Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Disease
Author: Pierfausto Seneci
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-01-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128019597

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This book is a neurochemistry-based companion for Protein Misfolding and Neurodegenerative Diseases: Molecular Targets, an Elsevier title by the same author publishing in December 2014. While the first book focuses on biology and molecular targets, this companion book describes how these targets are regulated by small molecules and disease-modifying compounds. The book begins with a brief introduction to how key proteins become dysfunctional, and each subsequent chapter describes major disease mechanisms in Alzheimer’s and other tauopathies. Properties and development status of these molecular targets and disease mechanisms are thoroughly described, as are small molecule effectors of autophagy and dis-aggregating agents. Written to provide comprehensive coverage of neurodegenerative disease-modifying compounds Provides discipline-specific chapters that cover medicinal chemistry and clinical applications Provides an overview of more than 200 chemical classes and lead compounds, acting on selected molecular targets that are of relevance to any neurodegenerative disorder Coverage of misfolding diseases, chaperone proteins, ubiquitination and autophagy/oncology makes this book suitable for structural neurochemists, chemists, biologists, non-CNS scientists, and scientists interested in drug discovery

Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Author: Robert D. E. Sewell
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-12-03
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1420007149

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Research focused on protein folding, misfolding, and aggregation is leading to major advances across biochemistry and medicine. The elucidation of a folding code is proving to be of extreme importance in the postgenomic era, where a number of orphan genes have been identified for which no clear function has yet been established. This research is starting to shed light on the molecular and biochemical basis of a number of neurodegenerative diseases of dramatic impact. Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies addresses key issues concerning protein misfolding and aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases. Building on recent developments, including the recognition of protein misfolding as both a marker and a causal agent, the text presents the work of those who are actively pursuing more effective treatments, as well as preventative measures, and a possible cure. These include the use of molecular chaperones to control misfolding and novel pharmaceuticals, as well as the potential role of various inhibitors and NSAIDS. A Comprehensive Multifaceted Examination of the Complex Causal Agents Implicated in Protein Misfolding Divided into five sections, this groundbreaking text provides up-to-date accounts for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalitis. It also explores the highly likelihood that multiple factors, including oxidative stress, play a role in these complex diseases.

Role of Misfolded Proteins in the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Challenges impacting the development of Novel Therapies An Overview

Role of Misfolded Proteins in the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Challenges impacting the development of Novel Therapies  An Overview
Author: Dr.Hakim Saboowala
Publsiher: Dr.Hakim Saboowala
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2020-11-09
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Role of Misfolded Proteins in the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Challenges impacting the development of Novel Therapies. An Overview. A hallmark of neurodegenerative proteinopathies is the formation of misfolded protein aggregates that cause cellular toxicity and contribute to cellular proteostatic collapse. Therapeutic targeting of protein misfolding has generated unique challenges for drug discovery and development for several reasons, including: 1)The dynamic nature of the protein species involved, 2)Uncertainty about which forms of a given disease protein such as Monomers, Oligomers, or Insoluble aggregates, are primarily responsible for cellular toxicity, 3)Our still limited understanding about which components of the cellular proteo-static machinery these disease proteins interact with and 4) Lack of well-validated biomarkers for clinical trials. Therapeutic options are currently being explored that target different steps in the production and processing of proteins implicated in neurodegenerative disease, including synthesis, chaperone-assisted folding and trafficking, and degradation via the proteasome and autophagy pathways. Other therapies, like mTOR inhibitors and activators of the heat shock response, can rebalance the entire proteostatic network. Hence an attempt has been made in this E-Booklet to discuss major challenges that impact the development of novel therapies, including incomplete knowledge of druggable disease targets and their mechanism of action as well as a lack of biomarkers to monitor disease progression and therapeutic response. …Dr. H. K. Saboowala. M.B.(Bom) .M.R.S.H.(London)

Protein folding and misfolding neurodegenerative diseases

Protein folding and misfolding  neurodegenerative diseases
Author: Judit Ovádi,Ferenc Orosz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2008-12-21
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781402094347

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Offering all the latest in the study of neurodegenerative diseases, this book reviews the molecular events initiated by unfolded or misfolded proteins leading to conformational human diseases, especially those found in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Protein Quality Control in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Protein Quality Control in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Author: Richard I. Morimoto,Yves Christen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2012-12-13
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783642279287

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The health of the proteome depends upon protein quality control to regulate the proper synthesis, folding, translocation, and clearance of proteins. The cell is challenged constantly by environmental and physiological stress, aging, and the chronic expressions of disease associated misfolded proteins. Substantial evidence supports the hypothesis that the expression of damaged proteins initiates a cascade of molecular events that leads to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and other diseases of protein conformation.

Molecular Chaperones and Neurodegeneration

Molecular Chaperones and Neurodegeneration
Author: Cintia Roodveldt,Tiago F. Outeiro,Janice E. Braun
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-12-06
Genre: Electronic book
ISBN: 9782889453429

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Molecular chaperones or heat-shock proteins (HSPs) play essential roles in safeguarding structural stability and preventing misfolding and aggregation of proteins, and maintaining the proteome functionality in the cell. For over two decades until the present time, new functions have been discovered and several molecular mechanisms have been elucidated for many chaperones, while the field is being continuously challenged by new open questions. Probably as a consequence of the increasing research on the molecular bases of neurodegenerative diseases, and the realisation that many such disorders are linked to protein misfolding processes, unleashing the roles and mechanisms of chaperones in the context of neurodegeneration has become a prime scientific goal. This e-book contains a diversity of reviews, perspective and original research articles highlighting the importance and potential of this emerging subject.

Protein Misfolding and Spreading Pathology in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Protein Misfolding and Spreading Pathology in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Author: Diana Fernandes Lázaro,Tiago F. Outeiro,Arianna Bellucci,Patrik Brundin
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2020-02-20
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9782889635078

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This eBook is a collection of articles from a Frontiers Research Topic. Frontiers Research Topics are very popular trademarks of the Frontiers Journals Series: they are collections of at least ten articles, all centered on a particular subject. With their unique mix of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Frontiers Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author by contacting the Frontiers Editorial Office: frontiersin.org/about/contact.