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Brainwide distribution and variance of amyloid-beta deposits in tg-ArcSwe mice
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
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2014 (English)In: Neurobiology of Aging, ISSN 0197-4580, E-ISSN 1558-1497, Vol. 35, no 3, 556-564 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transgenic mice carrying the Arctic (E693G) and Swedish (KM670/6701NL) amyloid-beta precursor protein (A beta PP) develop amyloid-beta (A beta) deposits in the brain that resemble Alzheimer's disease neuropathology. Earlier studies of this model have documented morphologic features in selected parts of the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, but the spatial distribution within the brain and variance of A beta deposits within a group of tg-ArcSwe mice is unknown. Using immunohistochemistry and brainwide microscopic analysis of 12-month-old tg-ArcSwe mice, we show that A beta x-40 plaque deposits are consistently present in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and thalamus and variably present in other regions. Using quantitative image analysis, we demonstrated that the average A beta burden in the cortex and hippocampus is similar across animals, with coefficients of variance of 22% and 25%, respectively. This indicates that interventional studies of tg-ArcSwe mice are feasible using region-of-interest comparisons and that interventional trials require larger group sizes than commonly used. We also present an online atlas providing access to images showing the detailed characteristics and spatial distribution patterns of A beta x-40 labeling. 

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2014. Vol. 35, no 3, 556-564 p.
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Amyloidosis, Alzheimer's disease, Digital brain atlas, Disease model, Immunohistochemistry, Power analysis
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216026DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.09.013ISI: 000328655700013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216026DiVA: diva2:689316
Available from: 2014-01-20 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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