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By Steven S. M. Chin, Ronald K. H. Liem (auth.), George Perry (eds.)

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The neuronal cytoskeleton is a fancy constitution attentive to either intrinsic and extrinsic elements. outlined populations of neurons within the brains of sufferers with Alzheimer and a number of other neurodegenerative ailments comprise irregular filamentous accumulations which proportion parts with the cytoskeleton. even supposing there's a basic consensus that those irregular filaments do include cytoskeletal parts, a lot debate continues to be relating to which cytoskeletal components are integrated and no matter if the cytoskeletal rearrangement is fundamental or secondary to different mobile adjustments. during this ebook those questions are addressed in a ancient perspect­ ive in mild of recent facts that enables the reinterpretation of formerly mentioned effects. Contributions are in keeping with the various significant tech­ niques of recent biology together with biochemistry, molecular biology, electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry. within the view of the editor, this quantity is being written at a time whilst our knowing of the cytopathology of Alzheimer illness is relocating from predominantly descriptive to either analytical and mechanistic. i'm hoping that this contribution will offer impetus to hurry this transi­ tion. George Perry Cleveland, Ohio vii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The help of the Fidia Pharmaceutic company for the pc­ generated colour determine on web page sixty five is gratefully acknowledged.

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May 1984, pp. 188-192 (1984). H. Schulman, and P. Greengard, Stimulation of brain membrane protein phosphorylation by calcium and an endogenous heat-stable protein. Nature 271: 478-479 (1978). K. , Purification and characterization of a Ca 2 +and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase from rat brain. ~ Neurochem. 39: 1607-1617 (1982). T. Yamauchi and H. Fujisawa, Purification and characterization of the brain calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (kinase IT) which is involved in the activation of tryptophan 5-monooxygenase.

Biochemistry 13:222-245, 1974. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported by United States Public Health Service Grants AG 05891, AM 02594 and AM 01431. 44 CLONING OF NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLE-RELATED GENES Kenneth S. Kosik and Rachael Neve Center for Neurologic Diseases, Department of Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital Neurosciences Department, Children's Hospital Medical Cent er Harvard Medical School INTRODUCTION In the past few years it has become increasingly clear that the neuronal microtubular system is involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer neurofibrillary tangles (NFT).

Like the Ca 2 +/calmodulin-dependent kinase, protein kinase C has a relatively broad substrate specificity in vitro, but there is less evidence than in the case of ca 2 +/calmodulin-dependent kinase that the observed phosphorylation of tau by kinase C might correspond to mode 11 phosphorylation that occurs in vivo. Further studies on the phosphorylation of tau protein by other protein kinases and comparison of peptide maps of the in vivo and in vitro phosphorylated tau proteins might help to identify the kinases that catalyze mode I1 phosphorylation of tau in vivo.

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