Crosstalk between oxidative stress and tauopathy

Md Mamunul Haque, Dhiraj P. Murale, Yun Kyung Kim, Jun Seok Lee

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Tauopathy is a collective term for neurodegenerative diseases associated with pathological modifications of tau protein. Tau modifications are mediated by many factors. Recently, reactive oxygen species (ROS) have attracted attention due to their upstream and downstream effects on tauopathy. In physiological conditions, healthy cells generate a moderate level of ROS for self-defense against foreign invaders. Imbalances between ROS and the anti-oxidation pathway cause an accumulation of excessive ROS. There is clear evidence that ROS directly promotes tau modifications in tauopathy. ROS is also highly upregulated in the patients’ brain of tauopathies, and anti-oxidants are currently prescribed as potential therapeutic agents for tauopathy. Thus, there is a clear connection between oxidative stress (OS) and tauopathies that needs to be studied in more detail. In this review, we will describe the chemical nature of ROS and their roles in tauopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1959
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Oxidative stress
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Tauopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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