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Our previous studies suggest that a failure to degrade aggregated Abeta1-42 in late endosomes or secondary lysosomes is a mechanism that contributes to intracellular accumulation in Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we demonstrate that cultured primary neurons are able to internalize soluble Abeta1-42 from the culture medium and accumulate inside the(More)
Previous studies have implicated the failure to degrade aggregated Abeta1-42 in late endosomes or secondary lysosomes as a mechanism for the accumulation of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease. We examined the consequences of intracellular accumulation of Abeta1-42 on the integrity of the endosomal/lysosomal compartment by monitoring Lucifer Yellow(More)
Recent studies showing that microglia internalize the amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) suggest that these cells have the potential for clearing Abeta deposits in Alzheimer's disease, and mechanisms that regulate the removal of Abeta may therefore be of clinical interest. Previous studies from this laboratory showing that C1q enhances phagocytosis of cellular(More)
A critical issue concerning Alzheimer's disease is its selectivity, which leads to cellular degeneration in certain brain areas but not in others, and whether this pathogenic selectivity involves products of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Here, we show that the amyloid beta protein Abeta1-42 is accumulated gradually and is retained intact by field(More)
Our early study indicates that intracellular Abeta1-42 aggregates are resistant to degradation and accumulate as an insoluble residue in lysosomes, where they alter the normal catabolism of amyloid precursor protein (APP) to cause the accumulation of insoluble APP and amyloidogenic fragments. In this study, we examined whether the addition of exogenous(More)
The identification of the cellular and subcellular regions of the Alzheimer's disease brain to which the presenilin-1 (PS-1) protein localizes is expected to contribute to an understanding of its pathophysiological role. Toward this end, we have derived an affinity-purified antibody to a synthetic PS-1 peptide. In this report, we demonstrate that this(More)
With the establishment of the " Biodiversity Promotion Plan " by the Executive Yuan, Resources Center, which is in charge of integrating data on agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and germplasm, began collaborating with the Catalog of Life of TaiBNET in 2004. Through a linker, i.e., the scientific name, data in these two databases can be(More)
To provide an explanation for earlier paradoxical findings of lithium on survival of mature and immature neurons, this study monitors changes in cytosolic caspases in rat cerebellar granule cells (CGC) grown 2-7 days in vitro (DIV), or in murine E-17 cortical neurons. Data show Li+ protects mature 7-DIV CGC parallel to a decrease in proximal and distal(More)
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