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The SAMP10 mouse strain is a model of brain aging in which senescence is characterized by cerebral atrophy and neurodegeneration phenotypes. To investigate the role of neuroinflammation in the age-associated neurodegeneration of SAMP10 mice, we assessed the expression of several cytokines and chemokines in the atrophy-prone brain region of SAMP10, and(More)
The SAM strain of mice is actually a group of related inbred strains consisting of a series of SAMP (accelerated senescence-prone) and SAMR (accelerated senescence-resistant) strains. Compared with the SAMR strains, the SAMP strains show a more accelerated senescence process, a shorter lifespan, and an earlier onset and more rapid progress of age-associated(More)
The accelerated senescence-prone SAMP10 mouse strain is a model for age-dependent neurodegeneration and is characterized by brain atrophy and deficits in learning and memory. Because perineuronal nets play an important role in the synaptic plasticity of adult brains, we examined the distributions of molecules that constitute perineuronal nets in SAMP10(More)
The proteins that accumulate in pathologic lesions of neurodegenerative disorders are thought to be closely associated with neuronal cell damage. However, whether or not the formation of cytoplasmic or nuclear inclusions by expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) is directly toxic to neurons has been controversial to date. We prepared a culture model system in which(More)
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