Conrad (Chris) Weihl, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Protein degradation pathways and their relation to aging, muscle weakness and neurodegeneration Read More
|Lab Phone:||(314) 747-6394|
|Lab Location:||Biotech 113|
|Keywords:||protein production and clearance, proteasome, skeletal muscle, inclusion body, autophagy|
Protein degradation pathways and their relation to aging, muscle weakness and neurodegeneration
My lab is particularly interested in the pathogenesis of inclusion body myopathy, paget’s disease of the bone and frontotemporal dementia or IBMPFD, a multisystem degenerative disorder due to missense mutations in p97/VCP/cdc48. IBMPFD muscle and brain tissue contains ubiquitinated protein inclusions associated with cellular degeneration and vacuolation.
1) How IBMPFD mutations in VCP lead to these pathologic features and
2) what is the normal function of VCP in protein degradation pathways are the fundamental questions being addressed by our research.
Hope Center Affiliations
- Hope Center Steering Committee
- Organizer, Neurodegeneration Group
- Course Director, Neurobiology of Disease
- Co-organizer, 2017/2018 "ALS-FTD" mini-series
- Organizer, 2016/2017 "Autophagy" mini-series
- Organizer, 2015/2016 "Mechanisms of Muscle Weakness" mini-series
- Organizer, 2012/2013 "Tau" mini-series
- Organizer, 2011/2012 "Protein Homeostasis" mini-series
- Co-organizer, 2008/2009 "Transport & Trafficking" mini-series
- Co-organizer, 2007/2008 "Protein Aggregation" mini-series
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