Impaired post-transcriptional regulation in Alzheimer's disease

Li Zhu*, Jiang Hong Liu, Ying Wu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Post-transcriptional regulation plays a central role in the development and maintenance of the nervous system. Defects in post-transcriptional regulation lead to neurodegenerative diseases. Mounting evidence suggests that the impaired post-transcriptional regulation of associated genes contribute to the neurodegenerative process, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). This review discusses the role of disruption of alternative splicing regulation of the human tau gene (MAPT) and alterations of microRNA expression in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration including AD. A brief overview is provided for the role and the mechanism of post-transcriptional regulation in AD pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-708
Number of pages6
JournalProgress in Biochemistry and Biophysics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Alzhemer's disease
  • Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs)
  • Post-transcriptional regulation
  • RNA binding proteins (RBPs)
  • RNA spicing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry


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