Emerging Perspectives on DNA Double-strand Breaks in Neurodegenerative Diseases

(E-pub Ahead of Print)

Author(s): Ling-Shuang Zhu, Ding-Qi Wang, Ke Cui, Dan Liu*, Ling-Qiang Zhu.

Journal Name: Current Neuropharmacology

Become EABM
Become Reviewer


DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are common events that were recognized as one of the most toxic lesions in eukaryotic cells. DSBs are widely involved in many physiological processes such as V(D)J recombination, meiotic recombination, DNA replication and transcription. Deregulation of DSBs has been reported in multiple diseases in human beings such as the neurodegenerative diseases, with which the underlying mechanisms are needed to be illustrated. Here, we reviewed the recent insights into dysfunction of DSB formation and repair contributing to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease (HD) and ataxia telangiectasia (A-T).

Keywords: DNA double-strand breaks; histone modifications; apoptosis; neurodegenerative diseases; Alzheimer’s disease; Huntington’s Disease; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

(E-pub Ahead of Print)
DOI: 10.2174/1570159X17666190726115623
Price: $95

Article Metrics

PDF: 2