Kelly A Simmons

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Neuritic plaques are a defining feature of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology. These structures are composed of extracellular accumulations of amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) and other plaque-associated proteins, surrounded by large, swollen axons and dendrites (dystrophic neurites) and activated glia. Dystrophic neurites are thought to disrupt neuronal(More)
Neuritic plaques are one of the stereotypical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. These structures are composed of extracellular accumulations of fibrillar forms of the amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta), a variety of other plaque-associated proteins, activated glial cells, and degenerating nerve processes. To study the neuritic toxicity of different(More)
Neuritic plaques are one of the defining neuropathological features of Alzheimer's disease (AD). These structures are composed of a buildup of fibrils of the amyloid-beta (Abeta) peptide (amyloid) surrounded by activated glial cells and degenerating nerve processes (dystrophic neurites). To study neuritic plaques and possible abnormalities associated with(More)
Aβ antibody treatment promotes the rapid recovery of amyloid-associated neuritic dystrophy in PDAPP transgenic mice. Anti-Aβ antibody treatment promotes the rapid recovery of amyloid-associated neuritic dystrophy in PDAPP transgenic mice Neuritic plaques are a defining feature of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology. These structures are composed of(More)
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