In the last years, a considerable amount of experimental evidence has highlighted the association between neurodegenerative disorders (NDD) and the biology of mitochondria-Endoplasmic Reticulum contacts (MERCs). In this review, we summarize the most recent findings on this topic. We underline that dysregulation of MERCs can contribute to the neurodegenerative process either by altering directly the functionality of neurons and their response to stress stimuli and metabolic shifts or by indirectly influencing the neuroinflammatory response that accompanies NDD. Our overview of the current literature suggest that defective MERCs could be a common determinant to the "hypergeneration" and "neurodegeneration" programs, leading respectively to tumours and NDD. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

(Neuro)degenerated Mitochondria-ER contacts.

De Mario A;Martinvalet D;Giacomello M.
Conceptualization
2017

Abstract

In the last years, a considerable amount of experimental evidence has highlighted the association between neurodegenerative disorders (NDD) and the biology of mitochondria-Endoplasmic Reticulum contacts (MERCs). In this review, we summarize the most recent findings on this topic. We underline that dysregulation of MERCs can contribute to the neurodegenerative process either by altering directly the functionality of neurons and their response to stress stimuli and metabolic shifts or by indirectly influencing the neuroinflammatory response that accompanies NDD. Our overview of the current literature suggest that defective MERCs could be a common determinant to the "hypergeneration" and "neurodegeneration" programs, leading respectively to tumours and NDD. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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