alexa Hereditary frontotemporal dementia caused by Tau gene mutations.
Neurology

Neurology

Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism

Author(s): van Swieten J, Spillantini MG

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Abstract Tau protein is involved in microtubule assembly and stabilization. Filamentous deposits made of tau constitute a defining characteristic of several neurodegenerative diseases. The relevance of tau dysfunction for neurodegeneration has been clarified through the identification of mutations in the Tau gene in cases with frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17). Although the mechanisms by which these mutations lead to nerve cell death are only incompletely understood, it is clear that they cause the formation of tau filaments with distinct morphologies and isoform compositions. The range of tau pathology identified in FTDP-17 recapitulates that in sporadic tauopathies, indicating a major role for tau dysfunction in these diseases. This article was published in Brain Pathol and referenced in Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism

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