Maximilian Deussing

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Genetic variants in the triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) increase the risk for several neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Homozygous TREM2 missense mutations, such as p.T66M, lead to the FTD-like syndrome, but how they cause pathology is unknown. Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome(More)
OBJECTIVES PET imaging of the 18 kDa translocator protein (TSPO), a biomarker of microglial activity, receives growing interest in clinical and preclinical applications of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative brain diseases. In globally affected brains, intra-cerebral pseudo reference regions are not feasible. Consequently, many brain-independent(More)
Contrary to findings in the human brain, 18F-FDG PET shows cerebral hypermetabolism of aged wild-type (WT) mice relative to younger animals, supposedly due to microglial activation. Therefore, we used dual-tracer small-animal PET to examine directly the link between neuroinflammation and hypermetabolism in aged mice. Methods: WT mice (5-20 mo) were(More)
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