The amyloid precursor protein undergoes proteolysis at several sites to yield a number of functionally relevant peptides, including beta-amyloid and the soluble amyloid precursor protein derivatives alpha-soluble amyloid precursor protein and beta-soluble amyloid precursor protein. beta-Amyloid is the primary constituent of senile plaques associated with… (More)
The mGluR5 antagonist 2-methyl-6-(phenylethynyl) pyridine (MPEP) produces anxiolytic or antidepressant effects in several rodent models through incompletely described mechanisms. Anxiolytics and antidepressants share several neuroendocrine features, including acute activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis, desensitization of… (More)
Recent studies in mice have clearly demonstrated that eliminating Apo E alters the rate, character and distribution of A beta deposits. In the present study, we asked whether elevating the levels of Apo E can, in a dominant fashion, influence amyloid deposition. We expressed human (Hu) Apo E4 via the mouse prion protein promoter, resulting in high… (More)
Amyloid production and deposition in mutant amyloid precursor protein and presenilin-1 yeast artificial chromosome transgenic mice. .
Structure-activity relationship studies performed around 3-fluoro-5-(5-pyridin-2-yl-2H-tetrazol-2-yl)benzonitrile for the purpose of developing novel mGlu5 receptor antagonists are described. Synthesis of a series of four-ring tetrazoles led to the discovery of 3-[3-fluoro-5-(5-pyridin-2-yl-2H-tetrazol-2-yl)phenyl]-4-methylpyridine, a highly potent, brain… (More)