Molecular Mechanisms of Proteinopathies across Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Review

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Although there is a range of different symptoms across neurodegenerative diseases, they have been noted to have common pathogenic features. An archetypal feature shared between these diseases is protein misfolding; however, the mechanism behind the proteins abnormalities is still under investigation. There is an emerging hypothesis in the literature that the mechanisms that lead to protein misfolding may be shared across neurodegenerative processes, suggesting a common underlying pathology.

Main body
This review discusses the literature to date of the shared features of protein misfolding, failures in proteostasis, and potential propagation pathways across the main neurodegenerative disorders.

The current data suggests, despite overarching processes being shared, that the molecular events implicated in protein pathology are distinct across common neurodegenerative disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Article number 35 (2019)
Number of pages7
JournalNeurological Research and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2019

Structured keywords

  • Physical and Mental Health


  • Neurodegeneration
  • Protein Aggregates
  • Protein folding


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