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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644501/stabilizing-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-by-the-n-terminus-capture-is-capable-of-preventing-and-eliminating-amyloid-%C3%AE-oligomers
#1
Gesi Wen, Daoyuan Chen, Wenjing Qin, Binhua Zhou, Youqiao Wang, Ziyi Liu, Jun Du, Qiang Zhou, Junmin Quan, Xianzhang Bu
Elimination of amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers remains challenging. We describe here a novel strategy to prevent and eliminate the Aβ oligomers from either the early aggregation or the fibril dissolution pathway by targeting the flexible N-terminus, but not the widely investigated hydrophobic segment, with a rationally designed cyclopeptide.
June 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642958/phosphorylation-of-a-full-length-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-modulates-its-amyloid-aggregation-cell-binding-and-neurotoxic-properties
#2
Elaheh Jamasbi, Frances Separovic, Mohammed Akhter Hossain, Giuseppe Donato Ciccotosto
Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) is the major protein component of the amyloid plaques that are present in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Aβ42 peptide is a known neurotoxic agent that binds to neurons and, under specific aggregation conditions, triggers cell death. Aβ peptide can undergo specific amino acid posttranslational modifications, such as phosphorylation, that are important for modulating its proteolytic degradation, aggregation, binding to lipid membranes and neurotoxic functions. Peptides phosphorylated at serine 8 in full-length Aβ42 (pAβ42) were synthesised and compared to native Aβ42 peptide...
June 23, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642699/cerebral-blood-flow-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-interact-to-affect-memory-performance-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults
#3
Katherine J Bangen, Alexandra L Clark, Emily C Edmonds, Nicole D Evangelista, Madeleine L Werhane, Kelsey R Thomas, Lyzette E Locano, My Tran, Zvinka Z Zlatar, Daniel A Nation, Mark W Bondi, Lisa Delano-Wood
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) alterations and amyloid-β (Aβ) accumulation have been independently linked to cognitive deficits in older adults at risk for dementia. Less is known about how CBF and Aβ may interact to affect cognition in cognitively normal older adults. Therefore, we examined potential statistical interactions between CBF and Aβ status in regions typically affected in Alzheimer's disease (AD) within a sample of older adults from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) study. Sixty-two cognitively normal participants (mean age = 72 years) underwent neuroimaging and memory testing...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642635/virtual-screening-following-rational-drug-design-based-approach-for-introducing-new-anti-amyloid-beta-aggregation-agent
#4
Garshasb Rigi, Mohammad Vala Ashdar Nakhaei, Hoda Eidipour, Arshia Najimi, Fahimeh Tajik, Niloufar Taher, Kamran Yarahmadi
Amyloid β (Aβ) sheets aggregations is the main reason of Alzheimer disease. The interacting areas between monomers are residue number 38 to 42. Inhibition of interaction between Aβ molecules prevents plaque formation. In the present study, we have performed a high-throughput virtual screening among ZINC database and top 1000 hits were checked again regarding binding affinity by AutoDock software. Top 4 successive second step screening hits was considered for drug design purpose against aggregation site of Aβ molecules...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641977/a-novel-fluorescent-probe-reveals-starvation-controls-the-commitment-of-amyloid-precursor-protein-to-the-lysosome
#5
Leanne K Hein, Pirjo M Apaja, Kathryn Hattersley, Randall H Grose, Jianling Xie, Christopher G Proud, Timothy J Sargeant
Alzheimer's disease is the most important cause of dementia but there is no therapy that has been demonstrated to stop or slow disease progression. Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is the source of amyloid-β (Aβ), which aggregates in Alzheimer's disease to form toxic oligomeric species. The endo-lysosomal system can clear APP and Aβ from the cell if these molecular species are trafficked through to the lysosome. Currently, there are no easy methods available for the analysis of lysosomal APP trafficking. We therefore generated a fusion protein (tandem-fluorescent, or tf-APP) that allows detection of changes in APP trafficking using accessible techniques such as flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641077/inhibition-of-early-growth-response-1-in-the-hippocampus-alleviates-neuropathology-and-improves-cognition-in-an-alzheimer-model-with-plaques-and-tangles
#6
Xike Qin, Yunling Wang, Hemant K Paudel
A sporadic form of Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia share many risk factors, and their pathogenic mechanisms are suggested to be related. Transcription factor early growth response 1 (Egr-1) regulates various vascular pathologies and is up-regulated in both AD brains and AD mouse models; however, its role in AD pathogenesis is unclear. Herein, we report that silencing of Egr-1 in the hippocampus by shRNA reduces tau phosphorylation, amyloid-β (Aβ) pathology, and improves cognition in the 3xTg-AD mouse model...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638877/protective-effect-of-iris-germanica-l-in-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Mona Borhani, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Zahra Narimani, Fatemeh Sabbaghziarani, Mahdi Gholami, Roja Rahimi
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia that is an irretrievable chronic neurodegenerative disease. In the current study, we have examined the therapeutic effects of Iris germanica extract on Amyloid β (Aβ) induced memory impairment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into five groups of 8 per each. Groups were as followed: control group which were normal rats without induction of AD, Aβ group which received Aβ (50 ng/side), iris 100 group which received Aβ + Iris (100 mg/kg), iris 200 group which received Aβ + Iris (200 mg/kg), and iris 400 group which received Aβ + Iris (400 mg/kg)...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637503/expression-of-endogenous-mouse-app-modulates-%C3%AE-amyloid-deposition-in-happ-transgenic-mice
#8
Johannes Steffen, Markus Krohn, Christina Schwitlick, Thomas Brüning, Kristin Paarmann, Claus U Pietrzik, Henrik Biverstål, Baiba Jansone, Oliver Langer, Jens Pahnke
Amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition is one of the hallmarks of the amyloid hypothesis in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Mouse models using APP-transgene overexpression to generate amyloid plaques have shown to model only certain parts of the disease. The extent to which the data from mice can be transferred to man remains controversial. Several studies have shown convincing treatment results in reducing Aβ and enhancing cognition in mice but failed totally in human. One model-dependent factor has so far been almost completely neglected: the endogenous expression of mouse APP and its effects on the transgenic models and the readout for therapeutic approaches...
June 20, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637402/antioxidant-skq1-alleviates-signs-of-alzheimer-s-disease-like-pathology-in-old-oxys-rats-by-reversing-mitochondrial-deterioration
#9
Nataliya G Kolosova, Mikhail A Tyumentsev, Natalia A Muraleva, Elena Kiseleva, Anton O Vitovtov, Natalia A Stefanova
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction is called the missing link between brain aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common type of age-related dementia worldwide. Among the most advanced and promising of approaches to prevention or slowing of AD are therapeutic strategies targeting mitochondria. OBJECTIVE: Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1 can suppress the development of AD signs, but its therapeutic potential in AD at clinical stages is currently unknown...
June 21, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635142/protective-effects-induced-by-microwave-assisted-aqueous-harpagophytum-extract-on-rat-cortex-synaptosomes-challenged-with-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide
#10
Claudio Ferrante, Lucia Recinella, Marcello Locatelli, Paolo Guglielmi, Daniela Secci, Lidia Leporini, Annalisa Chiavaroli, Sheila Leone, Sara Martinotti, Luigi Brunetti, Michele Vacca, Luigi Menghini, Giustino Orlando
Harpagophytum procumbens is a plant species that displays anti-inflammatory properties in multiple tissues. The iridoid glycosides arpagoside, harpagide, and procumbide appear to be the most therapeutically important constituents. In addition, harpagoside treatment exerted neuroprotective effects both in vitro and in vivo. Considering these findings, the aim of the present work is to explore the possible protective role of the previously described microwave-assisted aqueous extract of H. procumbens on rat hypothalamic (Hypo-E22) cells, and in rat cortex challenged with amyloid β-peptide (1-40)...
June 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634213/omega-3-fatty-acids-increase-the-unfolded-protein-response-and-improve-amyloid-%C3%AE-phagocytosis-by-macrophages-of-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
#11
Henry M Olivera-Perez, Larry Lam, Johnny Dang, Weilan Jiang, Fabian Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rigali, Sarah Weitzman, Verna Porter, Liudmilla Rubi, Marco Morselli, Matteo Pellegrini, Milan Fiala
Mϕs of patients with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are defective in amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ) phagocytosis and have low resistance to apoptosis by Aβ. ω-3 in vitro and in vivo and the ω-3 mediator, resolvin D1, in vitro increase Aβ phagocytosis by Mϕs of patients with MCI. We have investigated the unfolded protein response (UPR) to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress by Mϕs in a longitudinal study of fish-derived, ω-3-supplemented patients with MCI. Patients in the apolipoprotein E (ApoE)e3/e3 subgroup over time exhibited an increase of protein kinase RNA-like ER kinase (PERK) expression, Aβ phagocytosis, intermediate M1-M2 Mϕ type, and a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) rate of change of +1...
June 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633663/targeting-psychologic-stress-signaling-pathways-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#12
REVIEW
Hunter S Futch, Cara L Croft, Van Q Truong, Eric G Krause, Todd E Golde
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most prevalent progressive neurodegenerative disease; to date, no AD therapy has proven effective in delaying or preventing the disease course. In the search for novel therapeutic targets in AD, it has been shown that increased chronic psychologic stress is associated with AD risk. Subsequently, biologic pathways underlying psychologic stress have been identified and shown to be able to exacerbate AD relevant pathologies. In this review, we summarize the literature relevant to the association between psychologic stress and AD, focusing on studies investigating the effects of stress paradigms on transgenic mouse models of Amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau pathologies...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632446/multitarget-drug-design-strategy-in-alzheimer-s-disease-focus-on-cholinergic-transmission-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-aggregation
#13
Elena Simoni, Manuela Bartolini, Izuddin F Abu, Alix Blockley, Cecilia Gotti, Giovanni Bottegoni, Roberta Caporaso, Christian Bergamini, Vincenza Andrisano, Andrea Cavalli, Ian R Mellor, Anna Minarini, Michela Rosini
AIM: Alzheimer pathogenesis has been associated with a network of processes working simultaneously and synergistically. Over time, much interest has been focused on cholinergic transmission and its mutual interconnections with other active players of the disease. Besides the cholinesterase mainstay, the multifaceted interplay between nicotinic receptors and amyloid is actually considered to have a central role in neuroprotection. Thus, the multitarget drug-design strategy has emerged as a chance to face the disease network...
June 20, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631243/amyloid-plaques-beyond-a%C3%AE-a-survey-of-the-diverse-modulators-of-amyloid-aggregation
#14
REVIEW
Katie L Stewart, Sheena E Radford
Aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide is strongly correlated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent research has improved our understanding of the kinetics of amyloid fibril assembly and revealed new details regarding different stages in plaque formation. Presently, interest is turning toward studying this process in a holistic context, focusing on cellular components which interact with the Aβ peptide at various junctures during aggregation, from monomer to cross-β amyloid fibrils. However, even in isolation, a multitude of factors including protein purity, pH, salt content, and agitation affect Aβ fibril formation and deposition, often producing complicated and conflicting results...
June 19, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627692/the-role-of-intestinal-endotoxemia-in-a-rat-model-of-aluminum-neurotoxicity
#15
Feng Wang, Rui-Xia Guo, Wen-Xing Li, Bao-Feng Yu, Bai Han, Li-Xin Liu, De-Wu Han
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of intestinal endotoxemia (IETM) in a rat model of aluminum neurotoxicity established by D-galactose and aluminum trichloride (AlCl3). Adult Wistar rats were administered D‑galactose and AlCl3 to create the aluminum neurotoxicity model. The learning and memory abilities of the rats were subsequently observed using a Morris water maze test and the serum levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, interleukin (IL)‑1, diamine oxidase (DAO), glutamine (Gln) and glutaminase were measured...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627422/down-regulation-of-kv4-channel-in-drosophila-mushroom-body-neurons-contributes-to-a%C3%AE-42-induced-courtship-memory-deficits
#16
Ge Feng, Jie Pang, Xin Yi, Qian Song, Jiaxing Zhang, Can Li, Guang He, Yong Ping
Accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) is widely believed to be an early event in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Kv4 is an A-type K(+) channel, and our previous report shows the degradation of Kv4, induced by the Aβ42 accumulation, may be a critical contributor to the hyperexcitability of neurons in a Drosophila AD model. Here, we used well-established courtship memory assay to investigate the contribution of the Kv4 channel to short-term memory (STM) deficits in the Aβ42-expressing AD model. We found that Aβ42 over-expression in Drosophila leads to age-dependent courtship STM loss, which can be also induced by driving acute Aβ42 expression post-developmentally...
June 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626809/epidermal-growth-factor-prevents-apoe4-induced-cognitive-and-cerebrovascular-deficits-in-female-mice
#17
Riya Thomas, Alan W J Morris, Leon M Tai
Cerebrovascular dysfunction is re-emerging as a major component of aging, and may contribute to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Two important risk factors for cerebrovascular dysfunction are APOE and female sex, which are primarily researched in the context of high amyloid-β (Aβ) levels as found in AD. However, APOE4 and sex modulate Aβ-independent pathways that may induce cerebrovascular dysfunction as a downstream consequence. Therefore, testing the activity of factors that target cerebrovascular dysfunction in Aβ-independent models that incorporate APOE4 and female sex is crucial...
June 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626421/divergent-metabolic-regulation-of-autophagy-and-mtorc1-early-events-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Mai A Shafei, Matthew Harris, Myra E Conway
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive disease associated with the production and deposition of amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) aggregates and neurofibrillary tangles, which lead to synaptic and neuronal damage. Reduced autophagic flux has been widely associated with the accumulation of autophagic vacuoles (AV), which has been proposed to contribute to aggregate build-up observed in AD. As such, targeting autophagy regulation has received wide review, where an understanding as to how this mechanism can be controlled will be important to neuronal health...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626014/bace1-cleavage-site-selection-critical-for-amyloidogenesis-and-alzheimer-s-pathogenesis
#19
Shuting Zhang, Zhe Wang, Fang Cai, Mingming Zhang, Yili Wu, Jing Zhang, Weihong Song
Mutations in amyloid β precursor protein (APP) gene alter APP processing, either causing familial Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or protecting against dementia. Under normal conditions beta-site APP cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) cleaves APP at minor Asp(1) site to generate C99 for amyloid β protein (Aβ) production, and predominantly at major Glu(11) site to generate C89, resulting in truncated Aβ production. We discovered that A673V mutation, the only recessive AD-associated APP mutation, shifted the preferential β-cleavage site of BACE1 in APP from the Glu(11) site to the Asp(1) site both in male and female transgenic mice in vivo and in cell lines and primary neuronal culture derived from timed pregnant rats in vitro, resulting in a much higher C99 level and C99/C89 ratio...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625569/synaptic-dysfunction-in-alzheimer-s-disease-from-the-role-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-to-the-%C3%AE-secretase-adam10
#20
Stefano Musardo, Elena Marcello
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is emerging as the most prevalent and socially disruptive illness of aging populations as more people live long enough to become affected. Although AD is placing a considerable and increasing burden on patients, caregivers and society, it represents the largest unmet medical need in neurology, because it is currently incurable. In the last few years, the amyloid hypothesis, which points to amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) as the initiating factor in AD, had a central role in the development of therapeutic strategies for AD...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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