Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mitochondria contact sites are critical structures for cellular function. They are implicated in a plethora of cellular processes, including Ca2+ signalling and mitophagy, the selective degradation of damaged mitochondria. Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN)-induced kinase (PINK) and Parkin proteins, whose mutations are associated with familial forms of Parkinson's disease, are two of the best characterized mitophagy players. They accumulate at ER-mitochondria contact sites and modulate organelles crosstalk. Alterations in ER-mitochondria tethering are a common hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease. Here, we summarize the current knowledge on the involvement of PINK1 and Parkin at the ER-mitochondria contact sites and their role in the modulation of Ca2+ signalling and mitophagy.

PINK1/Parkin Mediated Mitophagy, Ca2+ Signalling, and ER-Mitochondria Contacts in Parkinson's Disease

Barazzuol L.;Giamogante F.;Brini M.
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Cali T.
2020

Abstract

Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mitochondria contact sites are critical structures for cellular function. They are implicated in a plethora of cellular processes, including Ca2+ signalling and mitophagy, the selective degradation of damaged mitochondria. Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN)-induced kinase (PINK) and Parkin proteins, whose mutations are associated with familial forms of Parkinson's disease, are two of the best characterized mitophagy players. They accumulate at ER-mitochondria contact sites and modulate organelles crosstalk. Alterations in ER-mitochondria tethering are a common hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease. Here, we summarize the current knowledge on the involvement of PINK1 and Parkin at the ER-mitochondria contact sites and their role in the modulation of Ca2+ signalling and mitophagy.
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