David Quartermain

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Immunotherapies for various neurodegenerative diseases have recently emerged as a promising approach for clearing pathological protein conformers in these disorders. This type of treatment has not been assessed in models that develop neuronal tau aggregates as observed in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Here, we present that active(More)
Harnessing the immune system to clear protein aggregates is emerging as a promising approach to treat various neurodegenerative diseases. In Alzheimer's disease (AD), several clinical trials are ongoing using active and passive immunotherapy targeting the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Limited emphasis has been put into clearing tau/tangle pathology, another major(More)
In Alzheimer disease (AD) patients, early memory dysfunction is associated with glucose hypometabolism and neuronal loss in the hippocampus. Double transgenic (Tg) mice co-expressing the M146L presenilin 1 (PS1) and K670N/M671L, the double "Swedish" amyloid precursor protein (APP) mutations, are a model of AD amyloid-beta deposition (Abeta) that exhibits(More)
The memory-enhancing potential of D-cycloserine (cycloserine) a partial agonist at the glycine recognition site on the NMDA receptor, was evaluated in mice using a thirst-motivated linear maze learning task. Immediate acute post-training injections (10, 20 and 80 mg/kg) significantly improved retention relative to vehicle-injected controls. Retention was(More)
Einar M. Sigurdsson,1,2 Elin Knudsen,1 Ayodeji Asuni,1 Cheryl Fitzer-Attas,4 Daniel Sage,1 David Quartermain,3 Fernando Goni,1,5 Blas Frangione,1,2 and Thomas Wisniewski1,2,3 Departments of 1Psychiatry, 2Pathology, and 3Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, 4Mindset BioPharmaceuticals, Jerusalem 91450, Israel, and(More)
Amnesia for approach-avoidance learning was induced in mice by injecting the protein synthesis inhibitor anisomycin (ANI) immediately, 1, or 2 hours, but not 3 hours after training. A robust amnesia could be demonstrated if ANI was administered 3 hours after training, immediately following a 60 second exposure to the training apparatus or to a structurally(More)
The amyloid-beta (Abeta) cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) maintains that accumulation of Abeta peptide constitutes a critical event in the early disease pathogenesis. The direct binding between Abeta and apolipoprotein E (apoE) is an important factor implicated in both Abeta clearance and its deposition in the brain's parenchyma and the walls(More)
A phosphodiesterase inhibitor 4-(3-cyclopentyloxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-2-pyrrolidone (Rolipram, 10 mg/kg IP) administered immediately, but not 3 hr post-training, reversed an amnesia for an inhibitory avoidance response induced by the protein synthesis inhibitor anisomycin. Immediate post-training administration of Rolipram also enhanced retention for a weakly(More)
The effect of sexual maturity on behavioral effects of stress was examined in male mice. Immature (4-week-old) or mature (8-week-old) animals were subjected to either social stress (exposure to an isolated adult male) or restraint stress for 5 days and examined for body weight, food intake, or plus-maze behavior. Social stress reduced food intake, body(More)
Memantine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, has been shown to improve learning and memory in several preclinical models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Memantine has also been shown to reduce the levels of amyloid beta (A beta) peptides in human neuroblastoma cells as well as to inhibit A beta oligomer-induced synaptic loss. In this study,(More)