Lurcher, nPIST, and autophagy

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Abstract

Previous work has shown that neurodegeneration in the lurcher mouse is due to a mutation in the GluRδ2 gene that results in a constitutively active glutamate receptor ion channel. Characterization of the cell death pathway in these animals reported by Yue et al. 2002, in this issue of Neuron provides important insight into the toxicity induced by the abundant transmitter glutamate. Through protein-protein interactions, the GluRδ2Lc mutant channel activates autophagy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-814
Number of pages2
JournalNeuron
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 2002

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