Multitarget network strategies to influence memory and forgetting: The Ras/Mapk pathway as a novel option

Márton Dávid Gyurkó, Attila Steták, Csaba Sőti, Péter Csermely

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Abstract

The Ras/mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway has key importance in development, cell differentiation and senescence, tumorigenesis, learning and memory. The clinical manifestations associated with this highly conserved pathway are called RASopathies. Phenotypic features are diverse and overlapping, but cognitive impairment is a common symptom. Here, we propose an approach based on molecular networks that link learning, memory and forgetting to the RASopathies and various neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and autism spectrum disorders. We demonstrate the cross-talks of the molecular pathways in RASopathies and memory and the role of compartmentalization in these processes. The approved drugs are also overviewed, and C. elegans is proposed as a viable model system for experimental exploration and compound target prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-704
Number of pages9
JournalMini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Molecular networks
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • RASopathies
  • Ras/MAPK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Research

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