J J Sigel

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Amyloid beta-protein, Abeta, is normally produced in brain and is cleared by unknown mechanisms. In Alzheimer's disease (AD), Abeta accumulates in plaque-like deposits and is implicated genetically in neurodegeneration. Here we investigate mechanisms for Abeta degradation and Abeta toxicity in vivo, focusing on the effects of Abeta40, which is the peptide(More)
The transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) family consists of three isoforms and is part of a larger family of cytokines regulating differentiation, development, and tissue repair. Previous work from our laboratory has shown that TGF-beta1 can increase amyloid-beta protein (Abeta) immunoreactive (Abetair) plaque-like deposits in rat brain. The aim of(More)
An inflammatory response involving activated microglia in neuritic beta-amyloid plaques is found in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. Because HDL lipoproteins have been shown to carry the beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) in plasma and CSF, we have investigated the influence of plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and lipidated ApoE and ApoJ particles on the(More)
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