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Hsp90 inhibits α-synuclein aggregation by interacting with soluble oligomers

Daturpalli, S; Waudby, CA; Meehan, S; Jackson, SE; (2013) Hsp90 inhibits α-synuclein aggregation by interacting with soluble oligomers. Journal of Molecular Biology , 425 (22) pp. 4614-4628. 10.1016/j.jmb.2013.08.006.

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Abstract

Aggregated α-synuclein is one of the main components of the pathological Lewy bodies associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Many other proteins, including chaperones such as Hsp90 and Hsp70, have been found co-localized with Lewy bodies and the expression levels of Hsp90 have been found to be increased in brains of PD patients. Although the role of Hsp70 in the aggregation of α-synuclein has been extensively studied, relatively little is known about the effect of Hsp90 on this process. Here, we have investigated if Hsp90 can prevent the aggregation of the A53T pathological mutant of α-synuclein in vitro. A detailed study using many biophysical methods has revealed that Hsp90 prevents α-synuclein from aggregating in an ATP-independent manner and that it forms a strong complex with the transiently populated toxic oligomeric α-synuclein species formed along the aggregation pathway. We have also shown that, upon forming a complex with Hsp90, the oligomers are rendered harmless and nontoxic to cells. Thus, we have clear evidence that Hsp90 is likely to play an important role on these processes in vivo.

Type: Article
Title: Hsp90 inhibits α-synuclein aggregation by interacting with soluble oligomers
Location: England
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2013.08.006
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2013.08.006
Language: English
Keywords: AFM, BFP, HSQC, ITC, PD, Parkinson's disease, QCM, TEM, ThT, aggregation, amyloid, atomic force microscopy, blue fluorescent protein, cytoprotective, heteronuclear single quantum coherence, isothermal titration calorimetry, quartz crystal microscopy, thioflavin T, thioflavin T assay, transmission electron microscopy, Adenosine Triphosphatases, Cell Line, HSP90 Heat-Shock Proteins, Humans, Kinetics, Multiprotein Complexes, Protein Binding, Protein Interaction Domains and Motifs, Protein Multimerization, Protein Stability, Solubility, alpha-Synuclein
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Structural and Molecular Biology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1403128
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