By Jesús Avila
Content material: Preface; Animal types on Alzheimer affliction; Animal types for Amyloid/PS-1 Pathology; Transgenic mice overexpressing GSK-3beta as animal versions of Alzheimer sickness; Reelin and Alzheimer sickness; Tauopathy types; Animal types for Parkinson ailment I; Animal versions for Parkinson sickness II; Neuroprotection in Parkinson disorder; Animal types for ALS; Mouse versions of Huntington's affliction; Recesive Ataxias; Mouse types in PrP-related illnesses; Mouse versions of ischemia
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This form of Ab comprises about 40 amino acids and is derived from two successive cleavages of amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is a type 1 membrane protein. b-secretase, which has been cloned as a b-site APP-cleaving enzyme (BACE),1–3 catalyses the initial cleavage. This cleavage of APP produces an APP C-terminus fragment comprising 99 amino acid residues (termed C99). 4–10 Ab is then transported to the extracellular space, where increasing concentrations initiate self-aggregation and the formation of b-pleated sheet structures.
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39 In addition, these mice produce increased amounts of Ab42, which is the predominant form of Ab in brain plaques of AD cases observed at neuropathological evaluation. 1 17 APP mutations. Shading indicates Ab sequences. region-dependent development of typical amyloid plaques, dystrophic neurites, loss of presynaptic terminals, astrocytosis and microgliosis occur in PDAPP mice. Extracellular amyloid ﬁbrils (9–11 nm in diameter) are abundant and are strikingly similar to those observed in AD. Ab deposition starts at about eight months of age in the cingulate cortex, and then progressively appears in the dentate gyrus, CA1 and entorhinal cortex by 12 months.
Animal Models for Neurodegenerative Disease by Jesús Avila