Neurobiol Dis 2021 Jun 6;156:105417. Epub 2021 Jun 6.
Laboratory of Molecular and Chemical Biology of Neurodegeneration, School of Life Sciences, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Lewy bodies (LBs), one of the neuropathological defining hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD), are composed of a complex mixture of alpha-synuclein (aSyn) filaments and hundreds of proteins, lipids, and membranous organelles. However, these proteins' role in aSyn aggregation and the biogenesis of LBs remains poorly understood. Previous studies have focused on investigating the role of these proteins as modifiers of aSyn aggregation, inclusion formation, and toxicity; very often, one protein at a time. Read More