Rodent models of TDP-43: Recent advances

William Tsao, Yun Ha Jeong, Sophie Lin, Jonathan Ling, Donald L. Price, Po Min Chiang, Philip C. Wong

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Recently, missense mutations in the gene TARDBP encoding TDP-43 have been linked to familial ALS. The discovery of genes encoding these RNA binding proteins, such as TDP-43 and FUS/TLS, raised the notion that altered RNA metabolism is a major factor underlying the pathogenesis of ALS. To begin to unravel how mutations in TDP-43 cause dysfunction and death of motor neurons, investigators have employed both gain- and loss-of-function studies in rodent model systems. Here, we will summarize major findings from the initial sets of TDP-43 transgenic and knockout rodent models, identify their limitations, and point to future directions toward clarification of disease mechanism(s) and testing of therapeutic strategies that ultimately may lead to novel therapy for this devastating disease. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled RNA-Binding Proteins.

頁(從 - 到)26-39
期刊Brain Research
出版狀態Published - 2012 6月 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 一般神經科學
  • 分子生物學
  • 神經病學(臨床)
  • 發展生物學


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