Valentine Echeverria

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by memory loss and the upregulation of pro-neuroinflammatory factors such as cRaf-1, cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), and the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB), as well as a downregulation of protein kinase A (PKA) activity and the activation by phosphorylation of its downstream factor CREB. We investigated the effect of(More)
The progressive memory loss observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is accompanied by an increase in the levels of amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) and a block of synaptic plasticity. Both synaptic plasticity and memory require changes in the expression of synaptic proteins such as the activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein, Arc (also termed Arg3.1).(More)
The pathological significance of intracellular Abeta accumulation in vivo is not yet fully understood. To address this, we have studied transgenic rats expressing Alzheimer's-related transgenes that accumulate Abeta intraneuronally in the cerebral and hippocampal cortices but do not develop extracellular amyloid plaques. In these rats, the presence of(More)
Extracellular-regulated kinases play a fundamental role in several neuroplasticity processes. In order to test whether endogenous beta-amyloid peptides play a role in the activation of extracellular-regulated kinase, we investigated the Rap1-extracellular-regulated kinase pathway in PC12 cells expressing human beta-amyloid precursor protein containing(More)
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