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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416393/tdp-43-expression-influences-amyloid%C3%AE-plaque-deposition-and-tau-aggregation
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Stephani A Davis, Kok Ann Gan, James A Dowell, Nigel J Cairns, Michael A Gitcho
Although the main focus in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been an investigation of mechanisms causing Aβ plaque deposition and tau tangle formation, recent studies have shown that phosphorylated TDP-43 pathology is present in up to 50% of sporadic cases. Furthermore, elevated phosphorylated TDP-43 has been associated with more severe AD pathology. Therefore, we hypothesized that TDP-43 may regulate amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP) trafficking and tau phosphorylation/aggregation. In order to examine the role of TDP-43 in AD, we developed a transgenic mouse that overexpresses hippocampal and cortical neuronal TDP-43 in a mouse expressing familial mutations (K595N and M596L) in APP and presenilin 1 (PSEN1ΔE9)...
April 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350801/app-psen1-and-psen2-mutations-in-early-onset-alzheimer-disease-a-genetic-screening-study-of-familial-and-sporadic-cases
#2
Hélène-Marie Lanoiselée, Gaël Nicolas, David Wallon, Anne Rovelet-Lecrux, Morgane Lacour, Stéphane Rousseau, Anne-Claire Richard, Florence Pasquier, Adeline Rollin-Sillaire, Olivier Martinaud, Muriel Quillard-Muraine, Vincent de la Sayette, Claire Boutoleau-Bretonniere, Frédérique Etcharry-Bouyx, Valérie Chauviré, Marie Sarazin, Isabelle le Ber, Stéphane Epelbaum, Thérèse Jonveaux, Olivier Rouaud, Mathieu Ceccaldi, Olivier Félician, Olivier Godefroy, Maite Formaglio, Bernard Croisile, Sophie Auriacombe, Ludivine Chamard, Jean-Louis Vincent, Mathilde Sauvée, Cecilia Marelli-Tosi, Audrey Gabelle, Canan Ozsancak, Jérémie Pariente, Claire Paquet, Didier Hannequin, Dominique Campion
BACKGROUND: Amyloid protein precursor (APP), presenilin-1 (PSEN1), and presenilin-2 (PSEN2) mutations cause autosomal dominant forms of early-onset Alzheimer disease (AD-EOAD). Although these genes were identified in the 1990s, variant classification remains a challenge, highlighting the need to colligate mutations from large series. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We report here a novel update (2012-2016) of the genetic screening of the large AD-EOAD series ascertained across 28 French hospitals from 1993 onwards, bringing the total number of families with identified mutations to n = 170...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304309/mouse-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Gisela Esquerda-Canals, Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Jofre Güell-Bosch, Sandra Villegas
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that nowadays affects more than 40 million people worldwide and it is predicted to exponentially increase in the coming decades. Because no curative treatment exists, research on the pathophysiology of the disease, as well as the testing of new drugs, are mandatory. For these purposes, animal models constitute a valuable, although perfectible tool. This review takes a tour through several aspects of mouse models of AD, such as the generation of transgenic models, the relevance of the promoter driving the expression of the transgenes, and the concrete transgenes used to simulate AD pathophysiology...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269784/a-novel-psen1-k311r-mutation-discovered-in-chinese-families-with-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-affects-amyloid-%C3%AE-production-and-tau-phosphorylation
#4
Jing Dong, Wei Qin, Cuibai Wei, Yi Tang, Qi Wang, Jianping Jia
BACKGROUND: Presenilin-1 (PSEN1) is the most frequently mutated gene in familial Alzheimer's disease (AD), whereas only several novel mutations have been reported in China and functional studies were seldom conducted. OBJECTIVE: We describe a novel PSEN1 K311R mutation in two Chinese families with late-onset AD and its functional impact on amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) processing and tau phosphorylation. METHODS: The mutation was detected by direct sequencing of PSEN1 exon 9...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243073/a-case-of-possibly-pathogenic-psen2-r62c-mutation-in-a-patient-with-probable-early-onset-alzheimer-s-dementia-supported-by-structure-prediction
#5
Kyung Won Park, Seong Soo An, Eva Bagyinszky, SangYun Kim
A 49-year-old Korean male patient with dementia was diagnosed with probable early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). He presented with memory problems, personality changes, and disorientation. His family history of dementia was probably negative, since no family member with dementia was found or mentioned. Mild cortical atrophy was observed upon magnetic resonance imaging analyses of his brain, and the single-photon emission computed tomography analysis revealed hypoperfusion in the frontal, temporal, and limbic lobes...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209190/the-effects-of-different-familial-alzheimer-s-disease-mutations-on-app-processing-in-vivo
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Steinunn Thordardottir, Anne Kinhult Ståhlbom, Ove Almkvist, Håkan Thonberg, Maria Eriksdotter, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Caroline Graff
BACKGROUND: Disturbed amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing is considered to be central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The autosomal dominant form of the disease, familial AD (FAD), may serve as a model for the sporadic form of AD. In FAD the diagnosis of AD is reliable and presymptomatic individuals carrying FAD mutations can give valuable insights into the earliest stages of the disease where therapeutic interventions are thought to be the most effective. METHODS: In the current cross-sectional study, products of APP processing (e...
February 16, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131463/very-early-onset-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease-with-a-de-novo-mutation-in-the-psen1-gene
#7
Fan Lou, Xiaoguang Luo, Ming Li, Yan Ren, Zhiyi He
We report a 22-year onset age man diagnosed with rapidly progressing early-onset Alzheimer's disease with predominant extrapyramidal symptoms as the initial presenting symptoms and V391G mutation in presenilin 1 gene (PSEN1) was founded. The unaffected parents of the proband are not carriers of the mutation but have histories of extrapyramidal diseases, suggesting de novo origin of V391G mutation. The Val391Gly variation widens the number of PSEN1 mutations responsible for early-onset Alzheimer's disease with extrapyramidal phenotype and would help to establish a functional map of presenilin 1 protein architecture...
May 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108292/reversal-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-improves-glucose-tolerance-inflammatory-response-%C3%AE-amyloid-accumulation-and-cognitive-decline-in-the-app-psen1-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Jennifer M Walker, Shilpy Dixit, Anjelica C Saulsberry, James M May, Fiona E Harrison
This study assessed the extent to which high fat diet (HFD)-induced β-amyloid accumulation and cognitive decline in APP/PSEN1 mice are reversible through control of fat intake. Ten months of HFD (60% calories from fat) led to significant deficits in a 2-trial Y maze task, and nest building assay, and decreased voluntary locomotor activity. The HFD induced an inflammatory response, indicated by increased expression of several inflammatory markers. Substituting a low fat diet led to pronounced weight loss and correction of glucose intolerance, decreases in the inflammatory response, and improved performance on behavioral tasks in both wild-type and APP/PSEN1 transgenic mice...
April 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106563/comprehensive-screening-for-disease-risk-variants-in-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-genes-in-african-americans-identifies-novel-psen-variants
#9
Aurelie N'Songo, Minerva M Carrasquillo, Xue Wang, Thuy Nguyen, Yan Asmann, Steven G Younkin, Mariet Allen, Ranjan Duara, Maria T Greig Custo, Neill Graff-Radford, Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner
We conducted a comprehensive screening of rare coding variants in an African American cohort to identify novel pathogenic mutations within the early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) genes (APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2) in this understudied population. Whole-exome sequencing of 238 African American subjects identified 6 rare missense variants within the EOAD genes, which were observed in AD cases but never among controls. These variants were analyzed in an independent cohort of 300 African American subjects in which PSEN2:NM_000447:exon5:c...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103467/-investigation-of-genetic-etiology-in-neurodegenerative-dementias-recommendations-from-the-centro-hospitalar-s%C3%A3-o-jo%C3%A3-o-neurogenetics-group
#10
João Massano, Miguel Leão, Carolina Garrett
In the past few years several gene mutations have been identified as causative of the most frequent neurodegenerative dementias (Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal dementia). These advances, along with the complex phenotype-genotype relationships and the costs associated with genetic testing, have often made it difficult for clinicians to decide with regard to a rational plan for the investigation of the genetic etiology of the degenerative dementias. The Centro Hospitalar São João Neurogenetics Group, a multidisciplinary team of Neurologists and Geneticists with special interest in neurogenetic disorders, devised consensus recommendations for the investigation of the genetic etiology of Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal dementia in clinical practice, based on international consensus documents (currently containing partly outdated information) and published scientific evidence on this topic...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079014/predicting-cognitive-decline-across-four-decades-in-mutation-carriers-and-non-carriers-in-autosomal-dominant-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Ove Almkvist, Elena Rodriguez-Vieitez, Steinunn Thordardottir, Kaarina Amberla, Karin Axelman, Hans Basun, Anne Kinhult-Ståhlbom, Lena Lilius, Anne Remes, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Matti Viitanen, Lars Lannfelt, Caroline Graff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive performance including preclinical and clinical disease course in carriers and non-carriers of autosomal-dominant Alzheimer's disease (adAD) in relation to multiple predictors, that is, linear and non-linear estimates of years to expected clinical onset of disease, years of education and age. METHODS: Participants from five families with early-onset autosomal-dominant mutations (Swedish and Arctic APP, PSEN1 M146V, H163Y, and I143T) included 35 carriers (28 without dementia and 7 with) and 44 non-carriers...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075048/the-sti-and-uba-domains-of-ubqln1-are-critical-determinants-of-substrate-interaction-and-proteostasis
#12
Zimple Kurlawala, Parag P Shah, Charmi Shah, Levi J Beverly
There are five Ubiquilin proteins (UBQLN1-4, UBQLN-L), which are evolutionarily conserved and structurally similar. UBQLN proteins have three functional domains: N-terminal ubiquitin-like domain (UBL), C-terminal ubiquitin-associated domain (UBA), and STI chaperone-like regions in the middle. Alterations in UBQLN1 gene have been detected in a variety of disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease to cancer. UBQLN1 has been largely studied in neurodegenerative disorders in the context of protein quality control...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034781/increased-susceptibility-to-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-neuronal-cultures-derived-from-familial-alzheimer-s-disease-psen1-a246e-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#13
Enrique Armijo, Cesar Gonzalez, Mohammad Shahnawaz, Andrea Flores, Brian Davis, Claudio Soto
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of late-life dementia and represents one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) has facilitated the production and differentiation of stem cells from patients somatic cells, offering new opportunities to model AD and other diseases in vitro. In this study, we generated iPSCs from skin fibroblasts obtained from a healthy individual, as well as sporadic (sAD) and familial AD (fAD, PSEN1-A246E mutation) patients...
February 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008242/a-genetic-screen-of-the-mutations-in-the-korean-patients-with-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
#14
Seong Soo An, Sun Ah Park, Eva Bagyinszky, Sun Oh Bae, Yoon-Jeong Kim, Ji Young Im, Kyung Won Park, Kee Hyung Park, Eun-Joo Kim, Jee Hyang Jeong, Jong Hun Kim, Hyun Jeong Han, Seong Hye Choi, SangYun Kim
Early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) has distinct clinical characteristics in comparison to late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). The genetic contribution is suggested to be more potent in EOAD. However, the frequency of causative mutations in EOAD could be variable depending on studies. Moreover, no mutation screening study has been performed yet employing large population in Korea. Previously, we reported that the rate of family history of dementia in EOAD patients was 18.7% in a nationwide hospital-based cohort study, the Clinical Research Center for Dementia of South Korea (CREDOS) study...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002825/from-common-to-rare-variants-the-genetic-component-of-alzheimer-disease
#15
Gaël Nicolas, Camille Charbonnier, Dominique Campion
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a remarkable example of genetic heterogeneity. Extremely rare variants in the APP, PSEN1, or PSEN2 genes, or duplications of the APP gene cause autosomal dominant forms, generally with complete penetrance by the age of 65 years. Nonautosomal dominant forms are considered as a complex disorder with a high genetic component, whatever the age of onset. Although genetically heterogeneous, AD is defined by the same neuropathological criteria in all configurations. According to the amyloid cascade hypothesis, the Aβ peptide, which aggregates in AD brains, is a key player...
2016: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926491/early-pathogenic-event-of-alzheimer-s-disease-documented-in-ipscs-from-patients-with-psen1-mutations
#16
Juan Yang, Hanzhi Zhao, Yu Ma, Guilai Shi, Jian Song, Yu Tang, Song Li, Ting Li, Nan Liu, Fan Tang, Junjie Gu, Lingling Zhang, Zhuohua Zhang, Xiaohui Zhang, Ying Jin, Weidong Le
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common age-related dementia characterized by progressive neuronal loss. However, the molecular mechanisms for the neuronal loss is still debated. Here, we used induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from somatic cells of familial AD patients carrying PSEN1 mutations to study the early pathogenic event of AD. We found that premature neuronal differentiation with decreased proliferation and increased apoptosis occured in AD-iPSC-derived neural progenitor cells (AD-NPCs) once neuronal differentiation was initiated, together with higher levels of Aβ42 and phosphorylated tau...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911290/rare-genetic-variant-in-sorl1-may-increase-penetrance-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-a-family-with-several-generations-of-apoe-%C3%A9-4-homozygosity
#17
Eva Louwersheimer, Petra E Cohn-Hokke, Yolande A L Pijnenburg, Marjan M Weiss, Erik A Sistermans, Annemieke J Rozemuller, Marc Hulsman, John C van Swieten, Cock M van Duijn, Frederik Barkhof, Teddy Koene, Philip Scheltens, Wiesje M Van der Flier, Henne Holstege
BACKGROUND: The major genetic risk factor for late onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the APOE-ɛ4 allele. However, APOE-ɛ4 homozygosity is not fully penetrant, suggesting co-occurrence of additional genetic variants. OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic factors that, next to APOE-ɛ4 homozygosity, contribute to the development of AD. METHODS: We identified a family with nine AD patients spanning four generations, with an inheritance pattern suggestive of autosomal dominant AD, with no variants in PSEN1, PSEN2, or APP...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900998/novel-mutations-in-psenen-gene-in-two-chinese-acne-inversa-families-manifested-as-familial-multiple-comedones-and-dowling-degos-disease
#18
Cheng Zhou, Guang-Dong Wen, Lwin Myint Soe, Hong-Jun Xu, Juan Du, Jian-Zhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Acne inversa (AI), also called hidradenitis suppurativa, is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent skin disease of the hair follicle. Familial AI shows autosomal-dominant inheritance caused by mutations in the γ-secretase genes. This study was aimed to identify the specific mutations in the γ-secretase genes in two Chinese families with AI. METHODS: In this study, two Chinese families with AI were investigated. All the affected individuals in the two families mainly manifested with multiple comedones, pitted scars, and a few inflammatory nodules on their face, neck, trunk, axilla, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897204/human-mitochondrial-transcriptional-factor-a-breaks-the-mitochondria-mediated-vicious-cycle-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Sugako Oka, Julio Leon, Kunihiko Sakumi, Tomomi Ide, Dongchon Kang, Frank M LaFerla, Yusaku Nakabeppu
In the mitochondria-mediated vicious cycle of Alzheimer's disease (AD), intracellular amyloid β (Aβ) induces mitochondrial dysfunction and reactive oxygen species, which further accelerate Aβ accumulation. This vicious cycle is thought to play a pivotal role in the development of AD, although the molecular mechanism remains unclear. Here, we examined the effects of human mitochondrial transcriptional factor A (hTFAM) on the pathology of a mouse model of AD (3xTg-AD), because TFAM is known to protect mitochondria from oxidative stress through maintenance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888801/common-profiles-of-notch-signaling-differentiate-disease-free-survival-in-luminal-type-a-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#20
Magdalena Orzechowska, Dorota Jędroszka, Andrzej K Bednarek
Breast cancer (BC) is characterized by high heterogeneity regarding its biology and clinical characteristics. The Notch pathway regulates such processes as organ modeling and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT).The aim of the study was to determine the effect of differential expression of Notch members on disease-free survival (DFS) in luminal type A (lumA) and triple negative (TN) BC.The differential expression of 19 Notch members was examined in a TCGA BC cohort. DFS analysis was performed using the log-rank test (p<0...
January 24, 2017: Oncotarget
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