Significance of intracellular Abeta42 accumulation in Alzheimer's disease.

Abeta plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but it is still obscure how it causes AD. We have established transgenic mice carrying wild-type or familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) mutant-type presenilin 1 (PS1). In these mice, the number of cortical and hippocampal neurons decreased along with age in mutant mice. In addition… CONTINUE READING