Jeffry P. Greenfield

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the deposition of senile plaques (SPs) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in vulnerable brain regions. SPs are composed of aggregated beta-amyloid (Abeta) 40/42(43) peptides. Evidence implicates a central role for Abeta in the pathophysiology of AD. Mutations in betaAPP and presenilin 1 (PS1) lead to elevated(More)
The excessive generation and accumulation of 40- and 42-aa beta-amyloid peptides (Abeta40/Abeta42) in selectively vulnerable brain regions is a major neuropathological feature of Alzheimer's disease. Abeta, derived by proteolytic cleavage from the beta-amyloid precursor protein (betaAPP), is normally secreted. However, recent evidence suggests that(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of cerebral plaques composed of 40- and 42-amino acid beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptides, and autosomal dominant forms of AD appear to cause disease by promoting brain Abeta accumulation. Recent studies indicate that postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapy may prevent or delay the onset of AD.(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the age-related deposition of beta-amyloid (Abeta) 40/42 peptide aggregates in vulnerable brain regions. Multiple levels of evidence implicate a central role for Abeta in the pathophysiology of AD. Abeta peptides are generated by the regulated cleavage of an approximately 700-aa Abeta precursor protein (betaAPP).(More)
It has been postulated that brain tumor stem cells (TSCs) may be the population of cells responsible for the maintenance and recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The purpose of this study was to optimize a reproducible protocol for generating TSCs for their subsequent transfection or transduction. Patient GBMs were enzymatically and mechanically(More)
The Alzheimer's amyloid-beta precursor protein (betaAPP) is a type 1 membrane-spanning protein from which the Alzheimer's disease amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) is proteolytically derived. To date, attempts to identify the enzymes responsible for Abeta generation have failed. Here we report the accumulation of Abeta-immunoreactive peptides in yeast expressing(More)
In molecular neurobiology, perhaps no molecule has been as thoroughly examined as Alzheimer's beta-amyloid precursor protein (betaAPP). In the ten years since the cDNA encoding betaAPP was cloned, the protein has been the subject of unparalleled scrutiny on all levels. From molecular genetics and cellular biology to neuroanatomy and epidemiology, no(More)
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