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The presubiculum is preserved from neurodegenerative changes in Alzheimer’s disease

Overview of attention for article published in Acta Neuropathologica Communications, July 2018
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The presubiculum is preserved from neurodegenerative changes in Alzheimer’s disease
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Acta Neuropathologica Communications, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40478-018-0563-8
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Christina E. Murray, Priya Gami-Patel, Eleni Gkanatsiou, Gunnar Brinkmalm, Erik Portelius, Oliver Wirths, Wendy Heywood, Kaj Blennow, Jorge Ghiso, Janice L. Holton, Kevin Mills, Henrik Zetterberg, Tamas Revesz, Tammaryn Lashley


In the majority of affected brain regions the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are β-amyloid (Aβ) deposits in the form of diffuse and neuritic plaques, tau pathology in the form of neurofibrillary tangles, neuropil threads and plaque-associated abnormal neurites in combination with an inflammatory response. However, the anatomical area of the presubiculum, is characterised by the presence of a single large evenly distributed 'lake-like' Aβ deposit with minimal tau deposition or accumulation of inflammatory markers. Post-mortem brain samples from sporadic AD (SAD) and familial AD (FAD) and two hereditary cerebral amyloid diseases, familial British dementia (FBD) and familial Danish dementia (FDD) were used to compare the morphology of the extracellular proteins deposited in the presubiculum compared to the entorhinal cortex. The level of tau pathology and the extent of microglial activation were quantitated in the two brain regions in SAD and FAD. Frozen tissue was used to investigate the Aβ species and proteomic differences between the two regions. Consistent with our previous investigations of FBD and FDD cases we were able to establish that the 'lake-like' pre-amyloid deposits of the presubiculum were not a unique feature of AD but they also found two non-Aβ amyloidosis. Comparing the presubiculum to the entorhinal cortex the number of neurofibrillary tangles and tau load were significantly reduced; there was a reduction in microglial activation; there were differences in the Aβ profiles and the investigation of the whole proteome showed significant changes in different protein pathways. In summary, understanding why the presubiculum has a different morphological appearance, biochemical and proteomic makeup compared to surrounding brain regions severely affected by neurodegeneration could lead us to understanding protective mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases.

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Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 31%
Researcher 7 24%
Other 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 10 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 21%

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