Intracellular Abeta42 activates p53 promoter: a pathway to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.


The amyloid beta-protein (Abeta) ending at 42 plays a pivotal role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have reported previously that intracellular Abeta42 is associated with neuronal apoptosis in vitro and in vivo. Here, we show that intracellular Abeta42 directly activated the p53 promoter, resulting in p53-dependent apoptosis, and that intracellular Abeta40… (More)