Christine Feyt

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Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) is able to phosphorylate tau at many sites that are found to be phosphorylated in paired helical filaments in Alzheimer disease. Lithium chloride (LiCl) efficiently inhibits GSK3 and was recently reported to also decrease the production of amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) from its precursor, the amyloid precursor protein.(More)
Intraneuronal accumulation of hyperphosphorylated protein tau in paired helical filaments together with amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) deposits confirm the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. A common cellular mechanism leading to the production of these potent toxins remains elusive. Here we show that, in cultured neurons, membrane depolarization(More)
Phosphorylation of human APP695 at Thr668 seems to be specific to neuronal tissue and could affect Abeta production. Metabolism of APP mutated at Thr668 residue was analyzed in CHO cell line and primary cultures of rat cortical neurons. By site-directed mutagenesis, T668A or T668D substitutions were introduced in wild-type APP695. In CHO cells, wild-type(More)
The human amyloid precursor protein (APP) is processed by the nonamyloidogenic and the amyloidogenic catabolic pathways. The sequential cleavage of APP by the beta- and gamma-secretase activities, known as the amyloidogenic processing of APP, leads to the formation of the amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta). Abeta is the main constituent of the amyloid core of(More)
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