Genetic and pharmacological evidence of intraneuronal Abeta accumulation in APP transgenic mice
2009 (English)In: FEBS Letters, ISSN 0014-5793, E-ISSN 1873-3468, Vol. 583, no 18, 3021-3026 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Intraneuronal punctate immunostaining in Alzheimer's disease brain and amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP) transgenic mice has been suggested to represent Abeta, but this is somewhat controversial. Here we show that both biochemical Abeta levels and intraneuronal immunostaining are reduced in APP transgenic mice when gamma-secretase is inhibited. Moreover, BACE-1 deficient APP transgenic mice show neither Abeta production nor intraneuronal immunostaining. Our findings suggest that the punctate immunostaining with APP antibodies is due to Abeta that has accumulated inside neurons. Similar type of intraneuronal Abeta accumulation, which precedes senile plaque formation, may link Abeta to tauopathy and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 583, no 18, 3021-3026 p.
Amyloid precursor protein secretases, amyloid beta protein, bace1 protein, mouse, immunohistochemistry, intracellular space, mice, transgenic
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-114175DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2009.08.009ISI: 000271284200009PubMedID: 19683527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-114175DiVA: diva2:293327