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Receptor-Interacting Protein Kinase 1 (RIPK1) as a Potential Therapeutic Target: An Overview of Its Possible Role in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 10 ]

Author(s):

Hong Hao Chan, Rhun Yian Koh*, Chooi Ling Lim and Chee Onn Leong   Pages 907 - 918 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative disorder, the most common type of dementia that is clinically characterized by the presence of beta-amyloid (Aβ) extracellularly and intraneuronal tau protein tangles that eventually leads to the onset of memory and cognition impairment, development of psychiatric symptoms and behavioral disorders that affect basic daily activities. Current treatment approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AD is mainly focused on the symptoms but not on the pathogenesis of the disease. Recently, receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) has been identified as a key component in the pathogenesis of AD through necroptosis. Furthermore, genetic and pharmacological suppression of RIPK1 has been shown to revert the phenotype of AD and its mediating pathway is yet to be deciphered. This review is aimed to provide an overview of the pathogenesis and current treatment of AD with the involvement of autophagy as well as providing a novel insight into RIPK1 in reverting the progression of AD, probably through an autophagy machinery.

Keywords:

Alzheimer's disease, neurodegenerative disorder, dementia, beta amyloid, receptor interacting protein kinase 1, autophagy.

Affiliation:

School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Division of Applied Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Division of Applied Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Department of Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur



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