Towards elucidation of the role of ubiquitination in the pathogenesis of parkinson's disease with semisynthetic ubiquitinated α-synuclein

Mirva Hejjaoui, Mahmood Haj-Yahya, K. S Ajish Kumar, Ashraf Brik, Hilal A. Lashuel

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Ubiquitinate me here: The semisynthesis and characterization of a site-specifically monoubiquitinated form of α-synuclein (see picture) enabled investigation of the effect of ubiquitination on membrane binding, oligomerization, and fibrillogenesis. The introduction of specific ubiquitin modifications into α-synuclein will shed light on the role of ubiquitination in regulating the function(s) of α-synuclein in health and disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • aggregation
  • Parkinson's disease
  • proteins
  • semisynthesis
  • ubiquitination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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