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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143445/glycyrrhiza-uralensis-and-semilicoisoflavone-b-reduce-a%C3%AE-secretion-by-increasing-ppar%C3%AE-expression-and-inhibiting-stat3-phosphorylation-to-inhibit-bace1-expression
#1
Ming-Yao Gu, Yoon Sun Chun, Dong Zhao, Ryu Shi Yong, Hyun Ok Yang
SCOPE: Glycyrrhiza uralensis extract (GUE) has been reported to improve amyloid beta (Aβ) induced cognitive deficits in mice. However, the mechanisms underlying this effect and the components involved have not been previously explored. Extracellular Aβ plaques are one of the major pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, decreasing Aβ levels is one strategy for preventing the etiology of AD. This study aimed to test the effect of GUE and semilicoisoflavone B (SB) on Aβ secretion and investigate the mechanism underlying this effect...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141366/-in-vitro-early-detection-of-amyloid-plaques-in-alzheimer-s-disease-by-pittsburgh-compound-b-modified-magnetic-nanoparticles
#2
J Q Zeng, J Q Wu, M H Li, P J Wang
Objective: To construct magnetic nanoparticles targeting β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques, the pathological biomarker of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to study their binding capability in vitro. Methods: Superparamagnetic nanoparticles Mn(0.6)Zn(0.4)Fe(2)O(4) (MZF) were coated with amphiphilic star-block copolymeric micelles and modified with Aβ-specific probe Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) to construct a novel magnetic nanoparticle MZF-PiB, which specifically targeted amyloid plaques. Transmission electron microscope was used to study the morphological features of MZF-PiB...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137651/abnormal-dendritic-calcium-activity-and-synaptic-depotentiation-occur-early-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yang Bai, Miao Li, Yanmei Zhou, Lei Ma, Qian Qiao, Wanling Hu, Wei Li, Zachary Patrick Wills, Wen-Biao Gan
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by amyloid deposition, tangle formation as well as synapse loss. Synaptic abnormalities occur early in the pathogenesis of AD. Identifying early synaptic abnormalities and their underlying mechanisms is likely important for the prevention and treatment of AD. METHODS: We performed in vivo two-photon calcium imaging to examine the activities of somas, dendrites and dendritic spines of layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons in the primary motor cortex in the APPswe/PS1dE9 mouse model of AD and age-matched wild type control mice...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137322/the-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-plays-a-key-role-in-ocular-degenerative-changes-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease-suggesting-a-correlation-between-ocular-and-brain-pathologies
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Lucia Buccarello, Alessandra Sclip, Matteo Sacchi, Anna Maria Castaldo, Ilaria Bertani, Andrea ReCecconi, Silvia Maestroni, Gianpaolo Zerbini, Paolo Nucci, Tiziana Borsello
Recently a range of ocular manifestations such as retinal and lens amyloid-beta accumulation and retinal nerve fiber layer loss have been proposed as potential biomarkers in Alzheimer disease (AD). The TgCRND8 mouse model of AD exhibits age-dependent amyloid β (Aβ) oligomers accumulation and cognitive defects, amyloid plaques and hyperphosphorylated Tau deposition and inflammation. We proved the correlation between ocular pathologies and AD, observing increased levels of p-APP and p-Tau, accumulation of Aβ oligomers in the retina, eye, and optic nerve...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136781/andrographolide-sulfonate-improves-alzheimer-associated-phenotypes-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#5
Ji Geng, Wen Liu, Yuyun Xiong, Hongqun Ding, Chunhong Jiang, Xiaoling Yang, Xiang Li, Ahmed Elgehama, Yang Sun, Qiang Xu, Wenjie Guo, Jing Gao
Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder with Amyloid-β plaques onset, synaptic damage, and cognitive decline. Aβ deposits cause pathological events including oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neuron death. In this study, APPswe/PSENΔ9 double transgenic mice model was used to imitate Alzheimer's disease and the effect and possible mechanism of Andrographolide sulfonate were examined. Andrographolide sulfonate was given to the mice for 7 months before the onset of Aβ plaque. Spatial memory test showed that Andrographolide sulfonate treatment prevented cognitive decline...
November 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136123/amyloid-network-topology-characterizes-the-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease-during-the-predementia-stages
#6
Joana B Pereira, Tor Olof Strandberg, Sebastian Palmqvist, Giovanni Volpe, Danielle van Westen, Eric Westman, Oskar Hansson
There is increasing evidence showing that the accumulation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide into extracellular plaques is a central event in Alzheimer's disease (AD). These abnormalities can be detected as lowered levels of Aβ42 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and are followed by increased amyloid burden on positron emission tomography (PET) several years before the onset of dementia. The aim of this study was to assess amyloid network topology in nondemented individuals with early stage Aβ accumulation, defined as abnormal CSF Aβ42 levels and normal Florbetapir PET (CSF+/PET-), and more advanced Aβ accumulation, defined as both abnormal CSF Aβ42 and Florbetapir PET (CSF+/PET+)...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134771/detection-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-by-sialic-acid-coated-bovine-serum-albumin-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Seyedmehdi Hossaini Nasr, Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Christiane Mallett, Sherif Ramadan, David C Zhu, Erik M Shapiro, Xuefei Huang
The accumulation and formation of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in the brain are distinctive pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Designing nanoparticle (NP) contrast agents capable of binding with Aβ highly selectively can potentially facilitate early detection of AD. However, a significant obstacle is the blood brain barrier (BBB), which can preclude the entrance of NPs into the brain for Aβ binding. In this work, bovine serum albumin (BSA) coated NPs are decorated with sialic acid (NP-BSAx -Sia) to overcome the challenges in Aβ imaging in vivo...
November 14, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134465/current-role-for-biomarkers-in-clinical-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-disease-and-frontotemporal-dementia
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REVIEW
Nasim Sheikh-Bahaei, Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, Aimee L Pierce
Purpose of review Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia can often be diagnosed accurately with careful clinical history, cognitive testing, neurological examination, and structural brain MRI. However, there are certain circumstances wherein detection of specific biomarkers of neurodegeneration or underlying AD pathology will impact the clinical diagnosis or treatment plan. We will review the currently available biomarkers for AD and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and discuss their clinical importance...
November 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133432/locus-coeruleus-ablation-exacerbates-cognitive-deficits-neuropathology-and-lethality-in-p301s-tau-transgenic-mice
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Termpanit Chalermpalanupap, Jason P Schroeder, Jacki M Rorabaugh, L Cameron Liles, James J Lah, Allan I Levey, David Weinshenker
The brainstem locus coeruleus (LC) supplies norepinephrine (NE) to the forebrain and degenerates in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Loss of LC neurons is correlated with increased severity of other AD hallmarks including β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques, tau neurofibrillary tangles and cognitive deficits, suggesting that it contributes to the disease progression. Lesions of the LC in amyloid-based transgenic mouse models of AD exacerbate Aβ pathology, neuroinflammation, and cognitive deficits, but it is unknown how the loss of LC neurons affects tau-mediated pathology or behavioral abnormalities...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131706/alzheimer-s-disease-current-status-and-future-directions
#10
Deepshikha Bhardwaj, Connie Mitra, Chandrakala Aluganti Narasimhulu, Aladdin Riad, Mitsushita Doomra, Sampath Parthasarathy
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder of the brain. The presence of amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), loss of neurons, synapses, and altered sensory perceptions, including memory loss, delineate AD. However, the cause of AD is not clearly known. Several genetic and nongenetic factors have been implicated in the disease. Of the genes, the ɛ4 allele of apolipoprotein E is the largest known genetic risk factor of AD. This review article focuses on the various genetic and other predisposing factors that account for AD, pathophysiology of the disease, and the mechanisms by which Aβ plaques and NFTs are formed and could affect AD brain...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131485/in-vitro-effects-of-serotonin-melatonin-and-other-related-indole-compounds-on-amyloid-%C3%AE-kinetics-and-neuroprotection
#11
Ruth Hornedo Ortega, Grégory Da Costa, Ana Belén Cerezo, Ana Mª Troncoso, Tristan Richard, Mª Carmen García Parrilla
SCOPE: Amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is the main component of senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The inhibition of Aβ assembly, the destabilisation of Aβ aggregates and the decrease of its cytotoxicity for the prevention of neuronal death are considered neuroprotective effects. In this work, the protective effects against Aβ aggregation and cytotoxicity of eight indolic compounds: tryptophan (Tryp), tryptamine (Trpa), serotonin (Ser), tryptophol (Phol), N-acetylserotonin (Nser), 3-indoleacetic acid (3IA), tryptophan ethyl ester (Tee) and melatonin (Mel) was evaluated...
November 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129937/cerebrospinal-fluid-proteins-as-regulators-of-beta-amyloid-aggregation-and-toxicity
#12
Kayla M Pate, Regina M Murphy
Amyloid disorders, such as Alzheimer's, are almost invariably late-onset diseases. One defining diagnostic feature of Alzheimer's disease is the deposition of beta-amyloid as extracellular plaques, primarily in the hippocampus. This raises the question: are there natural protective agents that prevent beta-amyloid from depositing, and is it loss of this protection that leads to onset of disease? Proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been suggested to act as just such natural protective agents. Here, we describe some of the early evidence that led to this suggestion, and we discuss, in greater detail, two CSF proteins that have garnered the bulk of the attention...
July 2017: Israel Journal of Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129774/crosstalk-between-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-brain-inflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#13
REVIEW
Luis E Santos, Sergio T Ferreira
While most often noted for its cognitive symptoms, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is, at its core, a disease of protein misfolding/aggregation, with an intriguing inflammatory component. Defective clearance and/or abnormal production of the amyloid-β peptide (Aβ), and its ensuing accumulation and aggregation, underlie two hallmark features of AD: brain accumulation of insoluble protein deposits known as amyloid or senile plaques, and buildup of soluble Aβ oligomers (AβOs), diffusible toxins linked to synapse dysfunction and memory impairment...
November 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128415/the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-regulates-%C3%AE-amyloid-protein-internalization-through-the-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-mouse-brain
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Kai-Ge Ma, Jia Lv, Wei-Na Yang, Ke-Wei Chang, Xiao-Dan Hu, Li-Li Shi, Wan-Ying Zhai, Hang-Fan Zong, Yi-Hua Qian
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative disorders. Intracellular β-amyloid protein (Aβ) is an early event in AD. It induces the formation of amyloid plaques and neuron damage. The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) has been suggested to play an important role in Aβ caused cognition. It has high affinity with Aβ and could mediate Aβ internalization in vitro. However, whether in mouse brain the p38 MAPK signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of the α7nAChR mediated Aβ internalization and their role in mitochondria remains little known...
November 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126445/ykl-40-in-the-brain-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-neurodegenerative-dementias
#15
Franc Llorens, Katrin Thüne, Waqas Tahir, Eirini Kanata, Daniela Diaz-Lucena, Konstantinos Xanthopoulos, Eleni Kovatsi, Catharina Pleschka, Paula Garcia-Esparcia, Matthias Schmitz, Duru Ozbay, Susana Correia, Ângela Correia, Ira Milosevic, Olivier Andréoletti, Natalia Fernández-Borges, Ina M Vorberg, Markus Glatzel, Theodoros Sklaviadis, Juan Maria Torres, Susanne Krasemann, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Isidro Ferrer, Inga Zerr
BACKGROUND: YKL-40 (also known as Chitinase 3-like 1) is a glycoprotein produced by inflammatory, cancer and stem cells. Its physiological role is not completely understood but YKL-40 is elevated in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in several neurological and neurodegenerative diseases associated with inflammatory processes. Yet the precise characterization of YKL-40 in dementia cases is missing. METHODS: In the present study, we comparatively analysed YKL-40 levels in the brain and CSF samples from neurodegenerative dementias of different aetiologies characterized by the presence of cortical pathology and disease-specific neuroinflammatory signatures...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125117/research-advances-in-the-neuroinflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Wen-Pei Ma, Xuan Zhang, Qiong Wu
Alzheimer's disease(AD) is a chronic degenerative disease of the nervous system,and the pathological change of AD is the formation of senile plaques containing amyloid β(Aβ) and the neurofibrillary tangles. AD patients and animal models exhibit the over activation of microglia(MG) and astrocytes,causing neuroinflammation,leading to neuron death. Inhibition of MG activity can alleviate Aβ plaques. A growing number of studies have found that neuroinflammation is involved in the development and progression of AD...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115353/lysophosphatidylcholine-modulates-the-aggregation-of-human-islet-amyloid-polypeptide
#17
Yanting Xing, Emily H Pilkington, Miaoyi Wang, Cameron J Nowell, Aleksandr Kakinen, Yunxiang Sun, Bo Wang, Thomas P Davis, Feng Ding, Pu Chun Ke
Amyloid aggregation of human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes (T2D), a metabolic disease and a global epidemic. Although IAPP is synthesized in pancreatic β-cells, its fibrils and plaques are found in the extracellular space indicating a causative transmembrane process. Numerous biophysical studies have revealed that cell membranes as well as model lipid vesicles promote the aggregation of amyloid-β (associated with Alzheimer's), α-synuclein (associated with Parkinson's) and IAPP, through electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions between the proteins/peptides and lipid membranes...
November 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113959/age-related-epigenetic-changes-in-hippocampal-subregions-of-four-animal-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Roy Lardenoije, Daniël L A van den Hove, Monique Havermans, Anne van Casteren, Kevin X Le, Roberta Palmour, Cynthia A Lemere, Bart P F Rutten
Both aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are associated with widespread epigenetic changes, with most evidence suggesting global hypomethylation in AD. It is, however, unclear how these age-related epigenetic changes are linked to molecular aberrations as expressed in animal models of AD. Here, we investigated age-related changes of epigenetic markers of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation in a range of animal models of AD, and their correlations with amyloid plaque load. Three transgenic mouse models, including the J20, APP/PS1dE9 and 3xTg-AD models, as well as Caribbean vervets (a non-transgenic non-human primate model of AD) were investigated...
November 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113362/plga-nanoparticles-modified-with-a-bbb-penetrating-peptide-co-delivering-a%C3%AE-generation-inhibitor-and-curcumin-attenuate-memory-deficits-and-neuropathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
#19
Na Huang, Shuai Lu, Xiao-Ge Liu, Jie Zhu, Yu-Jiong Wang, Rui-Tian Liu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by the formation of extracellular senile plaques and neuronal loss caused by amyloid β (Aβ) aggregates in the brains of AD patients. Conventional strategies failed to treat AD in clinical trials, partly due to the poor solubility, low bioavailability and ineffectiveness of the tested drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Moreover, AD is a complex, multifactorial neurodegenerative disease; one-target strategies may be insufficient to prevent the processes of AD...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111606/incubation-with-cu-ii-and-zn-ii-salts-enhances-maldi-tof-mass-spectra-of-amyloid-beta-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-toward-in-vivo-analysis
#20
Andrea R Kelley, Madeline E Colley, George Perry, Stephan B H Bach
Insoluble senile plaque aggregates are indicative of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. A similar phenomenon occurs in Parkinson's disease (PD) with the build-up of Lewy bodies. The analysis of senile plaques, and other brain samples, from AD and PD patients by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI MS) has advantages but also presents obstacles due to the nature of the processes utilized in isolation procedures and storage. Salts, buffers, and detergents necessary in isolation of biological species may cause adducts and ion suppression that convolute the spectra obtained...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
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