Title: Differential expression of brain proteins in glycogen synthase kinase-3 transgenic mice: a proteomics point of view
Authors: Tilleman, Kelly ×
Stevens, Ilse
Spittaels, Kurt
Haute, Chris Van den
Clerens, Stefan
Van den Bergh, Gert
Geerts, Hugo
Van Leuven, Freddy
Vandesande, Frans
Moens, Luc #
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Publisher: WILEY-VCH Verlag
Series Title: Proteomics vol:2 issue:1 pages:94-104
Abstract: One of the landmarks of Alzheimer's disease are neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in the brain. NFT mainly consist of a hyperphosphorylated form of the protein tau, which is responsible for stabilisation of the neuronal cytoskeleton by microtubule binding and is unable to function properly in its hyperphosphorylated form. Glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK3beta) is able to phosphorylate tau in a cellular context which could play a role in the formation of these NFT. In order to learn more about the effect of GSK-3beta in the brain, two-dimensional electrophoresis patterns of cerebrum extracts of GSK3beta[S9A] transgenic mice and wild type mice were compared quantitatively. Fifty-one spots were identified as being different in integrated intensity by at least a factor 1.5. The spots were subsequently identified by mass spectrometry. Identification of several proteins linked to signal transduction pathways in which GSK3beta plays a role, indicates that our population of identified proteins includes some down stream proteins of GSK3beta. This study may contribute to filling the gaps between GSK3beta, its substrates and finally the phosphorylation of tau.
ISSN: 1615-9853
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Associated Laboratories - miscellaneous (-)
Biochemistry Section (Medicine) (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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