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Apoptosis occurs in the testis as an important physiological mechanism to limit the number of germ cells in the seminiferous epithelium. Sertoli cells, which tightly regulate germ cell proliferation and differentiation, are implicated in the control of germ cell apoptosis. Fas (APO-1, CD95), a transmembrane receptor protein, transmits an apoptotic signal(More)
Studies in vitro have suggested that acetylcholinesterase (AChE) may interact with beta-amyloid to promote deposition of amyloid plaques in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease. To test that hypothesis in vivo, we crossed Tg2576 mice, which express human amyloid precursor protein and develop plaques at 9 months, with transgenic mice expressing(More)
The presence of senile plaques composed of amyloid-beta (Abeta) polypeptides within brain tissue is normally used as a definitive postmortem diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Therefore, these polypeptides have been investigated as potential biomarkers of the disease state. However, at present, there is a lack of a robust assay for the detection of(More)
A quantitative method for detection of amyloid beta peptides using immunoprecipitation-HPLC-mass spectrometry (IP-LC-MS) is described. Comparison of IP-LC-MS with sandwich ELISA revealed comparable results in the analysis of A beta 1-40 and A beta 1-42 derived from fetal guinea pig cell media and cell lysates. The use of IP-LC-MS not only allows a(More)
Here, we leverage a unique collection of 708 prospectively collected autopsied brains to assess the methylation state of the brain's DNA in relation to Alzheimer's disease (AD). We find that the level of methylation at 71 of the 415,848 interrogated CpGs is significantly associated with the burden of AD pathology, including CpGs in the ABCA7 and BIN1(More)
An improved method for assaying acetylcholine (ACh) receptors at the neuromuscular junction has been used to examine the effects of denervation in the rat diaphragm. An early increase of junctional ACh receptors occurred after two days of denervation followed by a decline at 14 days. Possible mechanisms responsible for this transient increase in junctional(More)
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