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BACKGROUND Paired helical filaments (PHFs) are a characteristic pathological feature of Alzheimer's disease; their principal component is the microtubule-associated protein tau. The tau in PHFs (PHF-tau) is hyperphosphorylated, but the cellular mechanisms responsible for this hyperphosphorylation have yet to be elucidated. A number of kinases, including(More)
A proportion of the microtubule-associated protein, tau, is in an elevated state of phosphorylation in foetal and adult brain whereas all of the tau in paired helical filaments, which are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease is hyperphosphorylated; it is important therefore to elucidate the mechanisms that regulate tau phosphorylation. Here we describe(More)
Two cellular systems have been used to investigate the modulation of tau hyperphosphorylation. In the first system, the effects of the excitatory amino acid glutamate, the microtubule destabilising agent colchicine, and beta 25-35-amyloid peptide on tau phosphorylation were studied in rat cortical neurones in primary culture. Using immunocytochemistry and(More)
Executive Summary iii Introduction 1 Chapter 1—Developing Faculty Expertise 3 Lay the groundwork for curricular enhancement 3 Implement successful faculty development activities 8 Chapter 2— " Gerontologizing " Your Curriculum 11 Fully infuse geriatrics into your curriculum 11 Create innovative gerontology stand alone courses 13 Implement a combined(More)
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