Tau Phosphorylation-Much More than a Biomarker

Neuron. 2016 Oct 19;92(2):265-267. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.011.


Lasagna-Reeves et al. (2016) demonstrate that preventing the kinase Nuak1 from phosphorylating the microtubule-associated protein tau reduces the level of potentially pathogenic tau species in brain, a novel therapeutic strategy that could help counteract Alzheimer's disease and several other neurological disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Alzheimer Disease*
  • Biomarkers
  • Brain
  • Phosphorylation
  • tau Proteins*


  • Biomarkers
  • tau Proteins