Tauopathy and neurodegeneration: A role for stress

Published on Sep 1, 2018in Neurobiology of Stress7.197
· DOI :10.1016/J.YNSTR.2018.08.009
Jorge A. Sierra-Fonseca4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso),
Kristin L. Gosselink5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)
Sources
Abstract
Abstract Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by an irreversible and progressive loss of neuronal structure and function. While many alterations to normal cellular processes occur during neurodegeneration, a pathological accumulation of aggregated proteins constitutes a hallmark of several neurodegenerative disorders. Alzheimer's disease, specifically, is pathologically defined by the formation of amyloid plaques and tangles of hyperphosphorylated tau protein. Stress has emerged as an important factor in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's. Very little is known, however, regarding the effects of stress on the mechanisms controlling abnormal protein aggregation and clearance. Chronic stress activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, causing an excessive secretion of glucocorticoids that are capable of impacting diverse physiological and cellular processes. The present review focuses on the influence of stress on a key feature of Alzheimer's disease pathology, emphasizing the relationship between tau phosphorylation and accumulation and its connection to HPA axis dysfunction.
📖 Papers frequently viewed together
14 Citations
191 Citations
135 Citations
References157
Newest
#1Nicholas J. Justice (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 28
Abstract Stress is critically involved in the development and progression of disease. From the stress of undergoing treatments to facing your own mortality, the physiological processes that stress drives have a serious detrimental effect on the ability to heal, cope and maintain a positive quality of life. This is becoming increasingly clear in the case of neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases involve the devastating loss of cognitive and motor function which is stressful in its...
61 CitationsSource
#1Maud Gratuze (Laval University)H-Index: 10
#2Jacinthe JulienH-Index: 4
Last. Emmanuel Planel (Laval University)H-Index: 42
view all 5 authors...
Abstract Background Tau is a microtubule-associated protein that becomes pathological when it undergoes hyperphosphorylation and aggregation as seen in Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is mostly sporadic, with environmental, biological and/or genetic risks factors, interacting together to promote the disease. In the past decade, reports have suggested that obesity in midlife could be one of these risk factors. On the other hand, caloric restriction and physical exercise have been reported to reduce ...
16 CitationsSource
#1Cheng Zhang (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 9
#2Robert A. Rissman (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 41
Increased production of hydroxyl radical is the main source of oxidative damage in mammalian DNA that accumulates in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) react with both nuclear DNA (nDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to generate 8-hydroxy-2’-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), both of which can be measured in the urine. Knowledge of this pathway has positioned measurement of urine 8-OHdG as a reliable index of DNA oxidation and a potential biomarker target for tracking early cellular d...
9 CitationsSource
#1Miranda E. Orr (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 12
#2A. Campbell Sullivan (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 1
Last. Bess Frost (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 14
view all 3 authors...
There are currently no disease-modifying therapies for the treatment of tauopathies, a group of progressive neurodegenerative disorders that are pathologically defined by the presence of tau protein aggregates in the brain. Current challenges for the treatment of tauopathies include the inability to diagnose early and to confidently discriminate between distinct tauopathies in patients, alongside an incomplete understanding of the cellular mechanisms involved in pathogenic tau-induced neuronal d...
76 CitationsSource
#1Jee Hyun Yi (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 3
#2Christopher Brown (Chonnam National University)H-Index: 1
Last. Kwangwook ChoH-Index: 32
view all 9 authors...
Abstract Evidence suggests that the stress hormones glucocorticoids (GCs) can cause cognitive deficits and neurodegeneration. Previous studies have found GCs facilitate physiological synapse weakening, termed long-term depression (LTD), though the precise mechanisms underlying this are poorly understood. Here we show that GCs activate glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3), a kinase crucial to synapse weakening signals. Critically, this ultimately leads to phosphorylation of the microtubule associat...
17 CitationsSource
#1Hunter S. Futch (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 6
#2Cara L. Croft (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 11
Last. Todd E. Golde (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 102
view all 5 authors...
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most prevalent progressive neurodegenerative disease; to date, no AD therapy has proven effective in delaying or preventing the disease course. In the search for novel therapeutic targets in AD, it has been shown that increased chronic psychologic stress is associated with AD risk. Subsequently, biologic pathways underlying psychologic stress have been identified and shown to be able to exacerbate AD relevant pathologies. In this review, we summarize the literatur...
29 CitationsSource
#1Claire Rühlmann (University of Rostock)H-Index: 3
#2Tjark Wölk (University of Rostock)H-Index: 2
Last. Angela Kuhla (University of Rostock)H-Index: 14
view all 6 authors...
: Caloric restriction (CR) decelerates the aging process, extends lifespan and exerts neuroprotective effects in diverse species by so far unknown mechanisms. Based on known neuroprotective effects of fibroblastic growth factor 21 (Fgf21) we speculate that CR upregulates Fgf21, which phosphorylates neuronal AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), leading to a decrease of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling activity and an inhibition of tau-hyperphosphorylation. This in turn reduces the f...
23 CitationsSource
#1Thomas Arendt (Leipzig University)H-Index: 73
#2Jens Stieler (Leipzig University)H-Index: 17
Last. Max Holzer (Leipzig University)H-Index: 32
view all 3 authors...
Abstract Most neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by intracellular aggregates of insoluble proteins. As for the majority of these disorders, aetiology and pathogenesis are only poorly understood; current nosological concepts are largely based on these molecular signatures of protein aggregates which also provide valuable tools for neuropathological differential diagnosis. The microtubule associated protein tau is one of these proteins that form intracellular fibrillary deposits in neuro...
241 CitationsSource
#1Jesus Mendiola-Precoma (Autonomous University of Queretaro)H-Index: 2
#2Laura C. Berumen (Autonomous University of Queretaro)H-Index: 11
Last. Guadalupe García-Alcocer (Autonomous University of Queretaro)H-Index: 9
view all 4 authors...
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia associated with a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, with a prevalence of 44 million people throughout the world in 2015, and this figure is estimated to double by 2050. This disease is characterized by blood-brain barrier disruption, oxidative stress, mitochondrial impairment, neuroinflammation, and hypometabolism; it is related to amyloid-β peptide accumulation and tau hyperphosphorylation as well as a decrease in acetylcholine...
88 CitationsSource
#1Sofia Lopes (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 4
#2Joao Vaz-Silva (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 3
Last. Ioannis Sotiropoulos (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 22
view all 11 authors...
Abstract Exposure to chronic stress is frequently accompanied by cognitive and affective disorders in association with neurostructural adaptations. Chronic stress was previously shown to trigger Alzheimer’s-like neuropathology, which is characterized by Tau hyperphosphorylation and missorting into dendritic spines followed by memory deficits. Here, we demonstrate that stress-driven hippocampal deficits in wild-type mice are accompanied by synaptic missorting of Tau and enhanced Fyn/GluN2B-driven...
78 CitationsSource
Cited By25
Newest
#1Shanshan Zhang (ZJNU: Zhejiang Chinese Medical University)
#2Sajid Asghar (GCUF: Government College University, Faisalabad)H-Index: 16
Last. Yanyu Xiao (CPU: China Pharmaceutical University)H-Index: 22
view all 10 authors...
Targeting a single molecule or a single pathway and poor drug delivery to the brain hamper the therapy of Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on abnormal metabolism of amyloid-β (Aβ). To solve these problems, we designed and synthesized a multi - strategy peptide (MOP), an ingenious apolipoprotein E mimetic peptide, which could reduce Aβ deposition via inhibiting Aβ aggregation and at the same time accelerate Aβ clearance. Meanwhile, MOP could be self-assembled into different nanostructure, thus we c...
Source
Source
Source
#1Mahsa Dolatshahi (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 6
#2Mohammadmahdi Sabahi (Education and Research Network)H-Index: 2
Last. Mohammad Hadi Aarabi (UNIPD: University of Padua)
view all 3 authors...
Along with emergence of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in late 2019, a myriad of neurologic symptoms, associated with structural brain changes, were reported. In this paper, we provide evidence to critically discuss the claim that the survived patients could possibly be at increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases via various mechanisms. This virus can directly invade the brain through olfactory bulb, retrograde axonal transport from peripheral nerve e...
9 CitationsSource
#1Jorge A. Sierra-Fonseca (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 4
#2Jameel N Hamdan (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 1
Last. Kristin L. Gosselink (College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific)H-Index: 5
view all 7 authors...
Exposure to early-life stress (ELS) can persistently modify neuronal circuits and functions, and contribute to the expression of misfolded and aggregated proteins that are hallmarks of several neurodegenerative diseases. The healthy brain is able to clear dysfunctional proteins through the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) and the autophagy-lysosomal pathway (ALP). Accumulating evidence indicates that impairment of these pathways contributes to enhanced protein aggregation and neurodegeneration....
Source
Source
#1Dool-Ri OhH-Index: 8
#2Yu-Jin KimH-Index: 27
Last. Chulyung ChoiH-Index: 7
view all 9 authors...
Vaccinium bracteatum Thunb. Leaves (VBL) are a component of traditional herbal medicines. However, molecular mechanisms of VBL in stress-related memory impairment are still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the spatial memory improvement effects of VBL in an animal model of chronic restraint stress (CRS) by using Y maze test and identified possible protective mechanisms against oxidative stress inducers (e.g., corticosterone and hydrogen peroxide [H2O2]) in SH-SY5Y neuronal cells. VBL sho...
1 CitationsSource
#1Anupamjeet KaurH-Index: 4
#2Deepti GoyalH-Index: 11
Last. Bhupesh GoyalH-Index: 11
view all 3 authors...
Alzheimer's disease (AD), an epidemic growing worldwide due to no effective medical aid available in the market, is a neurological disorder. AD is known to be directly associated with the toxicity of amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregates. In search of potent inhibitors of Aβ aggregation, Hamilton and co-workers reported an α-helix mimetic, ADH-31, which acts as a powerful antagonist of Aβ42 aggregation. To identify the key interactions between protein-ligand complexes and to gain insights into the inhibitor...
Source
#1Tapan Behl (Chitkara University)H-Index: 14
#2Ishnoor Kaur (Chitkara University)H-Index: 4
Last. Simona Bungau (University of Oradea)H-Index: 17
view all 5 authors...
One of the most commonly occurring neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer's disease (AD), encompasses the loss of cognitive and memory potential, impaired learning, dementia and behavioral defects, and has been prevalent since the 1900s. The accelerating occurrence of AD is expected to reach 65.7 million by 2030. The disease results in neural atrophy and disrupted inter-neuronal connections. Amongst multiple AD pathogenesis hypotheses, the amyloid beta (Aβ) cascade is the most relevant and accep...
5 CitationsSource
#1Helga Perényi (University of Debrecen)H-Index: 2
#2Vince Szegeczki (University of Debrecen)H-Index: 5
Last. Tamás Juhász (University of Debrecen)H-Index: 19
view all 10 authors...
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with typical amyloid beta (Aβ) aggregations. Elimination of the Aβ precursors via the kidneys makes the organ a potential factor in the systemic degeneration leading to AD. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) exerts neuroprotective effects in AD and plays a protective role in kidney pathologies. Increased physical activity is preventive of the formation of AD, but its detailed mechanism and possible connections with ...
2 CitationsSource