Abeta1-42 promotes cholinergic sprouting in patients with AD and Lewy body variant of AD.


BACKGROUND The neurodegenerative process in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in the Lewy body variant of AD (LBV) patients is characterized by cholinergic dysfunction and deposition of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) 1-40 and 1-42; however, the differential effects of Abeta species on the cholinergic system are not completely clear. OBJECTIVE To better… (More)