. Drosophila models of human tauopathies indicate that Tau protein toxicity in vivo is mediated by soluble cytosolic phosphorylated forms of the protein. J Neurochem. 2010 May;113(4):895-903. PubMed.


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  1. Another piece of evidence that elevated phospho-tau levels, in the absence of tau aggregation, causes toxicity. This fits with our publications referenced below.


    . Parkinsonism and impaired axonal transport in a mouse model of frontotemporal dementia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 14;105(41):15997-6002. Epub 2008 Oct 2 PubMed.

    . Phosphorylated Tau interacts with c-Jun N-terminal kinase-interacting protein 1 (JIP1) in Alzheimer disease. J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 31;284(31):20909-16. PubMed.

  2. Agreed and supported by our AAV-tau models; see reference below.


    . AAV-tau mediates pyramidal neurodegeneration by cell-cycle re-entry without neurofibrillary tangle formation in wild-type mice. PLoS One. 2009;4(10):e7280. PubMed.

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