Cellular communication and the transfer of information from one cell to another is crucial for cell viability and homeostasis. During the last decade, tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have attracted scientific attention, not only as a means of direct intercellular communication, but also as a possible system to transport biological cargo between distant cells. Peculiar TNT characteristics make them both able to increase cellular survival capacities, as well as a potential target of neurodegenerative disease progression. Despite TNT formation having been documented in a number of cell types, the exact mechanisms triggering their formation are still not completely known. In this review, we will summarize and highlight those studies focusing on TNT formation in the nervous system, as well as their role in neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, we aim to stress some possible mechanisms and important proteins probably involved in TNT formation in the nervous system.

Tarasiuk, O., Scuteri, A. (2022). Role of Tunneling Nanotubes in the Nervous System. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 23(20), 1-12 [10.3390/ijms232012545].

Role of Tunneling Nanotubes in the Nervous System

Tarasiuk, Olga
Primo
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Scuteri, Arianna
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Cellular communication and the transfer of information from one cell to another is crucial for cell viability and homeostasis. During the last decade, tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have attracted scientific attention, not only as a means of direct intercellular communication, but also as a possible system to transport biological cargo between distant cells. Peculiar TNT characteristics make them both able to increase cellular survival capacities, as well as a potential target of neurodegenerative disease progression. Despite TNT formation having been documented in a number of cell types, the exact mechanisms triggering their formation are still not completely known. In this review, we will summarize and highlight those studies focusing on TNT formation in the nervous system, as well as their role in neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, we aim to stress some possible mechanisms and important proteins probably involved in TNT formation in the nervous system.
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MSC; nervous system; neurons; TNTs;
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19-ott-2022
2022
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Tarasiuk, O., Scuteri, A. (2022). Role of Tunneling Nanotubes in the Nervous System. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 23(20), 1-12 [10.3390/ijms232012545].
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