Stress granules and ALS: A case of causation or correlation?

Nikita Fernandes, Nichole Eshleman, John R Buchan

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Abstract

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by cytoplasmic protein aggregates within motor neurons. These aggregates are linked to ALS pathogenesis. Recent evidence has suggested that stress granules may aid the formation of ALS protein aggregates. Here, we summarize current understanding of stress granules, focusing on assembly and clearance. We also assess the evidence linking alterations in stress granule formation and dynamics to ALS protein aggregates and disease pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Neurobiology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages173-212
Number of pages40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Neurobiology
Volume20
ISSN (Print)2190-5215

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Keywords

  • ALS
  • Autophagy
  • C9ORF72
  • Chaperones
  • Cytoskeleton
  • FUS
  • mRNA
  • SOD1
  • Stress granules
  • TDP-43

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Fernandes, N., Eshleman, N., & Buchan, J. R. (2018). Stress granules and ALS: A case of causation or correlation? In Advances in Neurobiology (pp. 173-212). (Advances in Neurobiology; Vol. 20). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89689-2_7