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Increased isoprostane and prostaglandin are prominent in neurons in Alzheimer disease
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. (Clinical Nutrition)
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2007 (English)In: Molecular Neurodegeneration, ISSN 1750-1326, Vol. 2, no 1, 2- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Inflammation and oxidative stress are both involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease and have been shown to be reciprocally linked. One group of molecules that have been directly associated with inflammation and the production of free radicals are the prostaglandin 13,14-dihydro 15-keto PGFand the isoprostane 8-iso-PGF.


To further delineate the role of inflammatory and oxidative parameters in Alzheimer disease, in this study we evaluated the amount and localization of 13,14-dihydro 15-keto PGFand 8-iso-PGFin hippocampal post mortem tissue samples from age-matched Alzheimer disease and control patients. Our results demonstrate increased levels of 13,14-dihydro 15-keto PGFand 8-iso-PGFin the hippocampal pyramidal neurons of Alzheimer disease patients when compared to control patients.


These data not only support the shared mechanistic involvement of free radical damage and inflammation in Alzheimer disease, but also indicate that multiple pathogenic "hits" are likely necessary for both the development and propagation of Alzheimer disease.

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2007. Vol. 2, no 1, 2- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15741DOI: 10.1186/1750-1326-2-2ISI: 000206907200002PubMedID: 17241462OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-15741DiVA: diva2:43512
Available from: 2008-03-04 Created: 2008-03-04 Last updated: 2011-01-14Bibliographically approved

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