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Leaky Endosomes Push Tau Over the Seed Limit

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JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
DatePublished - 13 Dec 2019
Issue number50
Number of pages1
Pages (from-to)18967-18968
Original languageEnglish


The inter- and intracellular propagation of aggregated proteins like tau is emerging as a central mechanism behind progression of various neurodegenerative diseases. The steps by which tau aggregates and propagates is currently unclear. Chen et al. now combine a cell-based model of tau aggregation with a CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) genetic screen to identify components of the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) machinery as mediators of intracellular propagation of tau aggregates. These findings reveal a role for endolysosomal integrity in blocking tau propagation.

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