Sabrina Florent-Béchard

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Recent data have revealed that soluble oligomeric amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) may be the proximate effectors of neuronal injuries and death in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by unknown mechanisms. Consistently, we recently demonstrated the critical role of a redox-sensitive cytosolic calcium-dependent phospholipase A2 (cPLA2)-arachidonic acid (AA) pathway in(More)
The development of novel therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents one of the biggest unmet medical needs today. Application of neurotrophic factors able to modulate neuronal survival and synaptic connectivity is a promising therapeutic approach for AD. We aimed to determine whether the loco-regional delivery of ciliary neurotrophic(More)
N-terminal-truncated forms of amyloid-beta (A beta) peptide have been recently suggested to play a pivotal role early in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Among them, A beta 3(pE)-42 peptide, starting with pyroglutamyl at residue Glu-3, is considered as the predominant A beta species in AD plaques and pre-amyloid lesions. Its abundance is reported to be directly(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a major public health concern in all countries. Although the precise cause of AD is still unknown, a growing body of evidence supports the notion that soluble amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) may be the proximate cause of synaptic injuries and neuronal death early in the disease. AD patients display lower levels of docosahexaenoic(More)
In the absence of efficient diagnostic and therapeutic tools, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a major public health concern due to longer life expectancy in the Western countries. Although the precise cause of AD is still unknown, soluble beta-amyloid (Abeta) oligomers are considered the proximate effectors of the synaptic injury and neuronal death occurring in(More)
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