Shangtong Jiang

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The degeneration of cholinergic neurons and cholinergic hypofunction are pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) mediate acetylcholine-induced neurotransmission and five mAChR subtypes (M1–M5) have been identified. Among them, M1 mAChR is widely expressed in the central nervous system and has been(More)
The β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide has been postulated to be a key determinant in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Aβ is produced through sequential cleavage of the β-amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β- and γ-secretases. APP and relevant secretases are transmembrane proteins and traffic through the secretory pathway in a highly regulated fashion.(More)
A prime culprit in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is overproduction/aggregation of β-amyloid (Aβ), which is derived from β-Amyloid Precursor Protein through sequential cleavages by β-site APP cleaving protein 1 (BACE1) and γ-secretase. The level/activity of BACE1 is elevated in sporadic AD and identification of proteins that affect BACE1 is(More)
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