Intracellular Accumulation of α-Synuclein Aggregates Promotes S-Nitrosylation of MAP1A Leading to Decreased NMDAR-Evoked Calcium Influx and Loss of Mature Synaptic Spines

Intracellular Accumulation of α-Synuclein Aggregates Promotes S-Nitrosylation of MAP1A Leading to Decreased NMDAR-Evoked Calcium Influx and Loss of Mature Synaptic Spines
J Neurosci. 2022 Nov 11:JN-RM-0074-22. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0074-22.2022. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCortical synucleinopathies, including dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia, collectively known as Lewy body dementia, are characterized by the aberrant aggregation of misfolded α-synuclein (α-syn) protein into large inclusions in cortical tissue, leading to impairments in proteostasis and synaptic connectivity and eventually resulting in neurodegeneration. Here, we show ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2022-11-22By Ryan D Hallam