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Baksi, S and Jana, NR and Bhattacharyya, NP (2013) Grb2 Is Regulated by Foxd3 and Has Roles in Preventing Accumulation and Aggregation of Mutant Huntingtin. Plos One, 8 (10). e76792.

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Growth factor receptor protein binding protein 2 (Grb2) is known to be associated with intracellular growth and proliferation related signaling cascades. Huntingtin (Htt), a ubiquitously expressed protein, when mutated, forms toxic intracellular aggregates - the hallmark of Huntington's disease (HD). We observed an elevated expression of Grb2 in neuronal cells in animal and cell models of HD. Grb2 overexpression was predominantly regulated by the transcription factor Forkhead Box D3 (Foxd3). Exogenous expression of Grb2 also reduced aggregation of mutant Htt in Neuro2A cells. Grb2 is also known to interact with Htt, depending on epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation. Grb2- mutant Htt interaction in the contrary, took place in vesicular structures, independent of EGFR activation that eventually merged with autophagosomes and activated the autophagy machinery helping in autophagosome and lysosome fusion. Grb2, with its emerging dual role, holds promise for a survival mechanism for HD.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email alok@urdip.res.in
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:50
URI: http://nbrc.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/9

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