Pharmacology 514:
Current Topics in Pharmacology
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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Room T-530/530A HSC

Speaker: Robin Gibson
Topic: Tau-P or not Tau-P? The role of Tau phosphorylation in Alzheimer's Disease


  1. Lovestone S, Hartley CL, Pearce J, Anderton BH. Phosphorylation of tau by glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta in intact mammalian cells: the effects on the organization and stability of microtubules. Neuroscience 1996 Aug;73(4):1145-1157.

  2. Utton MA, Vandecandelaere A, Wagner U, Reynolds CH, Gibb GM, Miller CC, Bayley PM, Anderton BH. Phosphorylation of tau by glycogen synthase kinase 3beta affects the ability of tau to promote microtubule self-assembly. Biochem J 1997 May 1;323(Pt 3):741-747.

  3. Alonso AD, Grundke-Iqbal I, Barra HS, Iqbal K. Abnormal phosphorylation of tau and the mechanism of Alzheimer neurofibrillary degeneration: sequestration of microtubule-associated proteins 1 and 2 and the disassembly of microtubules by the abnormal tau. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1997 Jan 7;94(1):298-303.

  4. Hong M, Chen DC, Klein PS, Lee VM. Lithium reduces tau phosphorylation by inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3. J Biol Chem 1997 Oct 3;272(40):25326-25332.

  5. Munoz-Montano JR, Moreno FJ, Avila J, Diaz-Nido J. Lithium inhibits Alzheimer's disease-like tau protein phosphorylation in neurons. FEBS Lett 1997 Jul 14;411(2-3):183-188.


  1. Mandelkow E, Song YH, Schweers O, Marx A, Mandelkow EM. On the structure of microtubules, tau, and paired helical filaments. Neurobiol Aging 1995 May;16(3):347-354.

  2. Mandelkow EM, Biernat J, Drewes G, Gustke N, Trinczek B, Mandelkow E. Tau domains, phosphorylation, and interactions with microtubules. Neurobiol Aging 1995 May;16(3):355-362.

  3. Billingsley ML, Kincaid RL. Regulated phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of tau protein: effects on microtubule interaction, intracellular trafficking and neurodegeneration. Biochem J 1997 May 1;323(Pt 3):577-591.

  4. Lovestone S, Reynolds CH. The phosphorylation of tau: a critical stage in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative processes. Neuroscience 1997 May;78(2):309-324.

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