Parkinson’s Disease

Implication of Autophagy in Parkinson’s Disease


Publishing date
15 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Oct 2012

1Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular y Genética, E. Enfermería y Terapia Ocupacional, Universidad de Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain

2INSERM, U848, Institut Gustave Roussy, Université Paris Sud, Paris 11, Villejuif, France

3University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK


Implication of Autophagy in Parkinson’s Disease

Description

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a disorder characterised by a progressive degeneration of midbrain neurons in the substantia nigra and by the presence of cytoplasmic protein inclusions. Therefore, the pathogenesis of this disease has been linked to dysfunctions of cellular degradation.

Autophagic dysfunction is emerging as an important topic in the study of neurodegenerative diseases, including PD, in which aggregated proteins appear to play a major role. In this sense, different studies have shown that in the substantia nigra of PD patients there is increased formation of autophagic vacuoles. Paradoxically, although autophagy is an initial process of protection for the cells involved, the recycling of aggregates of proteins that could be toxic to the cell may also play a key role in triggering cell death by execution of an irreversible self-destruction program.

Reflecting a multifactorial disease process, the pattern of cell death in PD is complex, with characteristics of apoptosis and necrosis as well as accumulations of autophagosome-like structures. Interestingly, different types of mutant genes that trigger familial PD encode proteins that act in ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal system, underlining the pathogenic importance of failure of proteolysis in PD.

We invite investigator to contribute original research as well as review articles on research of the role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of PD, and the study of the regulation of the interaction between environmental agents and genes mutations can open new lines of research to improve human health and to clarify different alternatives of therapeutic potential in PD. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Dysregulation of autophagy in PD
  • Alpha-synuclein degradation by autophagy
  • Impact of glucocerebrosidase-1 mutations in autophagy
  • Mitophagy and PD
  • Pink-1/Parkin and mitophagy deregulation
  • Pesticide-mediated autophagy
  • Involvement of LRRK2 mutants in autophagy changes
  • Autophagy as a possible neuroprotective mechanism in PD

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 436481
  • - Editorial

Implication of Autophagy in Parkinson’s Disease

Rosa Ana González-Polo | José Manuel Fuentes | ... | Lydia Álvarez-Erviti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 308052
  • - Review Article

Methamphetamine and Parkinson's Disease

Noelia Granado | Sara Ares-Santos | Rosario Moratalla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 324521
  • - Review Article

A Link between Autophagy and the Pathophysiology of LRRK2 in Parkinson's Disease

Patricia Gómez-Suaga | Elena Fdez | ... | Sabine Hilfiker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 429524
  • - Review Article

Parkinson’s Disease and Autophagy

Ana María Sánchez-Pérez | Berta Claramonte-Clausell | ... | María Trinidad Herrero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 424285
  • - Research Article

N-Acetyl Cysteine Protects against Methamphetamine-Induced Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration via Modulation of Redox Status and Autophagy in Dopaminergic Cells

Prashanth Chandramani Shivalingappa | Huajun Jin | ... | Arthi Kanthasamy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 151039
  • - Review Article

Parkinson's Disease: Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 and Autophagy, Intimate Enemies

José M. Bravo-San Pedro | Rubén Gómez-Sánchez | ... | José M. Fuentes Rodríguez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 920953
  • - Review Article

Dopamine Oxidation and Autophagy

Patricia Muñoz | Sandro Huenchuguala | ... | Juan Segura-Aguilar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 131058
  • - Review Article

Mitochondrial Dynamics and Mitophagy in the 6-Hydroxydopamine Preclinical Model of Parkinson's Disease

Maria F. Galindo | Maria E. Solesio | ... | Joaquín Jordán Bueso
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