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PS1 and PS2 are highly hydrophobic proteins that consist of 467 and 448 amino acid residues, respectively. The membrane topology of the PS is still a matter of ongoing debate. Theoretical predictions identify seven to ten transmembrane domains, and no signal peptide (Sherrington et al. 1995). Experimental studies all agree that the ﬁrst 6 hydrophobic domains span the membrane (De Strooper et al. 1997; Doan et al. 1996; Henricson et al. 2005; Laudon et al. 2005; Li and Greenwald 1996). elegans presenilin) – LacZ fusion proteins, a model with eight transmembrane domains has been proposed (Doan et al.
These microdomains are formed by lateral association of sphingolipids and cholesterol in the Golgi, and are present in the plasma membrane and other intracellular organelles such as endosomes and the TGN. As mentioned above, the BACE1 cytoplasmic tail undergoes palmitoylation, a post-translational modiﬁcation that targets proteins to lipid rafts. , 2003). , 2003). These observations are consistent with the paucity of full-length APP in raft microdomains at steady state, and the preferential accumulation of APP CTFs in adult brain and cultured cells in raft microdomains, until they can be further processed.
Because, as mentioned above, APPs is constitutively released from cells following α-secretase cleavage, these ﬁndings indicated that APP has autocrine and paracrine functions in growth regulation. In all, a trophic role for APP has been perhaps the most consistently and arguably the best established function for the molecule. APP has been shown to stimulate neurite outgrowth in a variety of experimental settings. , 1992). The N-terminal heparin-binding domain of APP (residues 28-123), just upstream from the “RERMS” sequence, also stimulates neurite outgrowth and promotes synaptogenesis.