Lisa K. Gouwens

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Senile plaques composed of amyloid-β protein (Aβ) are an unshakable feature of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. Although there is significant debate on the role of the plaques in AD progression, there is little disagreement on their role in stimulating a robust inflammatory response within the context of the disease. Significant inflammatory markers such(More)
Soluble aggregated forms of amyloid-β protein (Aβ) have garnered significant attention recently for their role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Protofibrils are a subset of these soluble species and are considered intermediates in the aggregation pathway to mature Aβ fibrils. Biological studies have demonstrated that protofibrils exhibit both toxic and(More)
One pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the accumulation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) in the affected brain. While there are numerous deleterious effects of Aβ accumulation, there is general agreement that a sustained inflammatory response to aggregated Aβ contributes to progressive neurodegeneration in AD and microglial cells play a(More)
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