Apolipoprotein E promotes astrocyte colocalization and degradation of deposited amyloid-β peptides

@article{Koistinaho2004ApolipoproteinEP,
  title={Apolipoprotein E promotes astrocyte colocalization and degradation of deposited amyloid-β peptides},
  author={Milla Koistinaho and Suizhen Lin and Xin Di Wu and Michail A. Esterman and Deanna Koger and Jeffrey W. Hanson and Richard E. Higgs and Feng Liu and Seema Malkani and Kelly R. Bales and Steven M Paul},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={719-726}
}
We have previously shown that apolipoprotein E (Apoe) promotes the formation of amyloid in brain and that astrocyte-specific expression of APOE markedly affects the deposition of amyloid-β peptides (Aβ) in a mouse model of Alzheimer disease. Given the capacity of astrocytes to degrade Aβ, we investigated the potential role of Apoe in this astrocyte-mediated degradation. In contrast to cultured adult wild-type mouse astrocytes, adult Apoe−/− astrocytes do not degrade Aβ present in Aβ plaque… CONTINUE READING
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