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By Ezio Giacobini, D.L. Smith, J.M. Barton, Robert E. Becker

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Since the apoE4 allele is a danger issue or susceptibility gene in late-onset familial and sporadic advert, the mechanism of disorder expression could contain metabolic results which are isoform particular. Isoform-specific interactions of apoE for this reason turn into severe within the mechanism of advert pathogenesis. designated characterization of the binding of the apoE isoforms with proteins and peptides correct to the pathology of the affliction might be serious in knowing disorder pathogenesis. those serious isoform-specific interactions of apoE may perhaps contain interactions with proteins and pep tides within the defining neuropathologic lesions of the sickness, the neurofibrillary tangle and senile plaque. different attainable severe isoform-specific interactions contain the mechanism of internalization, intracellular trafficking, and next metabolism. additionally, differential post-translational transformations of apoE isoforms may well ensure changes in metabolism contributing to the pathogenesis of the disorder. Oxidation of apoE might confer a number of isoform-specific, biochemically specific houses. because {3A peptide binds apoE within the lipoprotein binding area of the protein and never within the receptor-binding area, apoE may possibly goal sure {3A4 peptide to neurons through the LRP receptor. Internalization of the apoEI {3A peptide complicated into the telephone, by way of an identical course because the apoE-containing lipoproteins, might bring about incorporation into basic lysosomes and pH established dissociation. The demonstration of apoE within the cytoplasm of neurons, with isoform-specific interactions of apoE with the microtubule-binding protein tau verified in vitro, recommend extra, testable hypotheses of sickness pathogenesis.

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Iqbal K, Zaidi T, Thompson CH, Merz PA and Wisniewski HM (1984): Alzheimer paired helical filaments: bulk isolation, solubility and protein composition. Acta Neuropathol (Berl) 62: 167-177. Neurofibrillary Degeneration 33 Iqbal K, Grundke-Iqbal I, Zaidi T, Merz PA, Wen GY, Shaikh SS, Wisniewski HM, Alafuzoff I and Winblad B (1986): Defective brain microtubule assembly in Alzheimer's disease. Lancet 2:421-426. Iqbal K, Grundke-Iqbal I, Smith AJ, George L, Tung Y-C and Zaidi T (1989): Identification and localization of a tau peptide to paired helical filaments of Alzheimer disease.

1994a). , 1994c). Chaperon proteins studies indicate that sequestration of the 6-protein by some chaperon proteins may prevent amyloid formation. The binding by others accelerates and/or stabilizes amyloid fibrils. Aggregation and 20 H. M. Wisniewski and J. Wegiel polymerization of fi-protein appears to be the result of an imbalance of multiple extracellular factors. Local changes in the equilibrium of the fi-protein and the proteins participating in the sequestration of the fi-protein could facilitate amyloid formation.

Developmental Brain Dysfunction (In Press). Wisniewski HM, Frackowiak J and Mazur-Kolecka B (1994b): In vitro production of B-amyloid in smooth muscle cells isolated from amyloid angiopathy-affected vessels. Neurosci Lett (In Press). Wisniewski T, Ghiso J and Frangione B (1994c): Alzheimer's disease and soluble AB. Neurobiol Aging 15:143-152. Alzheimer Disease: Therapeutic Strategies edited by E. Giacobini and R. Becker. c 1994 Birkbiuser Boston AMYLOID DEPOSITION AS THE CENTRAL EVENT IN THE ETIOWGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE John Hardy and Karen Duff Suncoast Alzheimer's Disease Laboratories, Department of Psychiatry 3515 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613 USA Over the last few years, and particularly since the identification of pathogenic mutations, the amyloid cascade hypothesis (Glenner and Murphy, 1989; Hardy and Higgins, 1992) has become the dominant hypothesis for the etiology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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