Pathophysiology of parkinsonian syndromesInstitut des Maladies Neurodégénératives
Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives
Université de Bordeaux
CNRS UMR 5293 – Bât. Neurocampus
146 Rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux – France - Bordeaux
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Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a progressive accumulation and propagation of a-synuclein likely responsible for their subsequent death. Our objective is to understand these mechanisms for then proposing adapted therapeutic approaches. Increasing evidence indicates that impairment of autophagy-lysosomal function may contribute to the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. In particular, lysosomal defects could potentially account not only for neuronal cell dysfunction/death, the presence of α-synuclein-containing Lewy bodies, but also for the α-synuclein release from neurons. Our main goal is to understand how the disease proteins cause alterations of the proteolytic pathways contributing to the pathogenesis and, more importantly, whether functional augmentation of the lysosomal pathway can lead to clearance of the toxic proteins and halt the disease process. For this second purpose, we develop new neuroprotective/disease-modifying therapeutic strategies aimed at restoring lysosomal levels and function towards multidimensional clinically-relevant rodent and primate models. In addition to the various research projects, we begin the study of the interaction between autophagy and ciliary machinery in the context of neurodegenerative disease, with a special focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
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