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Cyclin-dependent kinase 5, a node protein in diminished tauopathy: a systems biology approach.

Castro-Alvarez JF, Uribe-Arias SA, Mejía-Raigosa D, Cardona-Gómez GP - Front Aging Neurosci (2014)

Bottom Line: Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) is one of the major kinases involved in Tau phosphorylation, directly phosphorylating various residues and simultaneously regulating various substrates such as kinases and phosphatases that influence Tau phosphorylation in a synergistic and antagonistic way.In this review, the role of the CDK5 signaling pathway in Tau hyperphosphorylation is described, an in silico model of the CDK5 signaling pathway is presented.The relationship among these theoretical and computational models shows that the regulation of Tau phosphorylation by PP2A and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is essential under basal conditions and also describes the leading role of CDK5 under excitotoxic conditions, where silencing of CDK5 can generate changes in these enzymes to reverse a pathological condition that simulates AD.

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Affiliation: Neuroscience Group of Antioquia, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Area, Faculty of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Sede de Investigación Universitaria Medellin, Colombia.

ABSTRACT
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide. One of the main pathological changes that occurs in AD is the intracellular accumulation of hyperphosphorylated Tau protein in neurons. Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) is one of the major kinases involved in Tau phosphorylation, directly phosphorylating various residues and simultaneously regulating various substrates such as kinases and phosphatases that influence Tau phosphorylation in a synergistic and antagonistic way. It remains unknown how the interaction between CDK5 and its substrates promotes Tau phosphorylation, and systemic approaches are needed that allow an analysis of all the proteins involved. In this review, the role of the CDK5 signaling pathway in Tau hyperphosphorylation is described, an in silico model of the CDK5 signaling pathway is presented. The relationship among these theoretical and computational models shows that the regulation of Tau phosphorylation by PP2A and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is essential under basal conditions and also describes the leading role of CDK5 under excitotoxic conditions, where silencing of CDK5 can generate changes in these enzymes to reverse a pathological condition that simulates AD.

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Change in Tau and pTau levels at basal conditions. There are stable behavior between two forms of Tau
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Figure 2: Change in Tau and pTau levels at basal conditions. There are stable behavior between two forms of Tau

Mentions: Tau and pTau levels were studied at basal conditions; i.e., the model was run without any modification. It was found that Tau and pTau levels were balanced, indicating that approximately 50% of total Tau and pTau were constant (Figure 2). This suggested that there was a balance between the action of kinases and phosphatases, which is consistent with the known regulation of both types of enzymes, because Tau phosphorylation state depends on both the relationship between phosphatases and kinases and the role of these proteins in various pathological states such as AD (Wang et al., 2007; Morris et al., 2011).


Cyclin-dependent kinase 5, a node protein in diminished tauopathy: a systems biology approach.

Castro-Alvarez JF, Uribe-Arias SA, Mejía-Raigosa D, Cardona-Gómez GP - Front Aging Neurosci (2014)

Change in Tau and pTau levels at basal conditions. There are stable behavior between two forms of Tau
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Change in Tau and pTau levels at basal conditions. There are stable behavior between two forms of Tau
Mentions: Tau and pTau levels were studied at basal conditions; i.e., the model was run without any modification. It was found that Tau and pTau levels were balanced, indicating that approximately 50% of total Tau and pTau were constant (Figure 2). This suggested that there was a balance between the action of kinases and phosphatases, which is consistent with the known regulation of both types of enzymes, because Tau phosphorylation state depends on both the relationship between phosphatases and kinases and the role of these proteins in various pathological states such as AD (Wang et al., 2007; Morris et al., 2011).

Bottom Line: Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) is one of the major kinases involved in Tau phosphorylation, directly phosphorylating various residues and simultaneously regulating various substrates such as kinases and phosphatases that influence Tau phosphorylation in a synergistic and antagonistic way.In this review, the role of the CDK5 signaling pathway in Tau hyperphosphorylation is described, an in silico model of the CDK5 signaling pathway is presented.The relationship among these theoretical and computational models shows that the regulation of Tau phosphorylation by PP2A and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is essential under basal conditions and also describes the leading role of CDK5 under excitotoxic conditions, where silencing of CDK5 can generate changes in these enzymes to reverse a pathological condition that simulates AD.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Neuroscience Group of Antioquia, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Area, Faculty of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Sede de Investigación Universitaria Medellin, Colombia.

ABSTRACT
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide. One of the main pathological changes that occurs in AD is the intracellular accumulation of hyperphosphorylated Tau protein in neurons. Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) is one of the major kinases involved in Tau phosphorylation, directly phosphorylating various residues and simultaneously regulating various substrates such as kinases and phosphatases that influence Tau phosphorylation in a synergistic and antagonistic way. It remains unknown how the interaction between CDK5 and its substrates promotes Tau phosphorylation, and systemic approaches are needed that allow an analysis of all the proteins involved. In this review, the role of the CDK5 signaling pathway in Tau hyperphosphorylation is described, an in silico model of the CDK5 signaling pathway is presented. The relationship among these theoretical and computational models shows that the regulation of Tau phosphorylation by PP2A and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is essential under basal conditions and also describes the leading role of CDK5 under excitotoxic conditions, where silencing of CDK5 can generate changes in these enzymes to reverse a pathological condition that simulates AD.

No MeSH data available.


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