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Angelyn Lao

A systems biology approach to understand the influence of SORLA on amyloidogenic processing in Alzheimer's disease

Universität Rostock, 2014

Abstract: In this dissertation APP processing is modelled and the influence of SORLA in Alzheimer’s disease is evaluated. A model with both monomeric and dimeric APP in a single compartment best fitted the experimental data suggesting that SORLA prevents APP oligomerization and affects β-secretase indirectly. Including compartmental details into the combined model, the multi-compartmental model determines the relative contribution of SORLA to each APP-cleavage step showing that SORLA specifically impairs the processing of APP dimer and alters the dynamical behavior of beta-secretase.

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