Susanna Schraen-Maschke

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OBJECTIVE Several lines of evidence indicate that a decrease in the CSF concentration of amyloid beta(42) (Abeta(42)) is a potential biomarker for incident Alzheimer disease. In contrast, studies on plasma Abeta(1-40) and Abeta(1-42) peptide levels have yielded contradictory results. Here, we explored the links between incident dementia and plasma(More)
Intraneuronal aggregates of hyperphosphorylated tau proteins, referred to as pathological tau, are found in brain areas of demented patients affected by numerous different neurodegenerative disorders. We previously described a particular biochemical profile of pathological tau proteins in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). This multisystemic disorder is(More)
Recent data indicate that Tau immunotherapy may be relevant for interfering with neurofibrillary degeneration in Alzheimer disease and related disorders referred to as Tauopathies. The key question for immunotherapy is the choice of the epitope to target. Abnormal phosphorylation is a well-described post-translational modification of Tau proteins and may be(More)
The transport of amyloid precursor protein is mediated through its interaction with kinesin light-chain 1 (KNS2). We hypothesized that kinesin light-chain dysfunction might be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To assess the physiological relevance of an allelic variation in the KNS2 gene, the association analysis of three single(More)
Microtubule-associated Tau proteins belong to a family of factors that polymerize tubulin dimers and stabilize microtubules. Tau is strongly expressed in neurons, localized in the axon and is essential for neuronal plasticity and network. From the very beginning of Tau discovery, proteomics methods have been essential to the knowledge of Tau biochemistry(More)
Tau pathology is encountered in many neurodegenerative disorders known as tauopathies, including Alzheimer's disease. Physical activity is a lifestyle factor affecting processes crucial for memory and synaptic plasticity. Whether long-term voluntary exercise has an impact on Tau pathology and its pathophysiological consequences is currently unknown. To(More)
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein mainly expressed in neurons of central nervous system, which is crucial in the maintenance of these cells. It has a central role in the polymerization and stabilization of microtubules and in the traffic of organelles along axons and dendrites. Aggregates of hyperphosphorylated forms of tau protein participate in the(More)
Neurofibrillary degeneration is often observed in the brain of patients with type 1 myotonic dystrophy (DM1). It consists principally of the aggregation of Tau isoforms that lack exon 2/3 encoded sequences, and is the consequence of the modified splicing of Tau pre-mRNA. In experimental models of DM1, the splicing of several transcripts is modified due to(More)
BACKGROUND Aß peptides are often considered as catabolic by-products of the amyloid ß protein precursor (APP), with unknown physiological functions. However, several biological properties have been tentatively attributed to these peptides, including a role in vasomotion. We assess whether plasma Aß peptide levels might be associated with systolic and(More)
Argyrophilic grain disease (AGD) is characterized by the occurrence of argyrophilic grains and coiled bodies in brain tissue, mainly in limbic areas located in the temporal lobe. Recent biochemical data have shown that inclusions in AGD consist of aggregates of pathological microtubule-associated tau protein isoforms of 64/69 kDa. We report here a study on(More)