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1H-MRS Assessment of the Therapeutic Effect of Bilateral Intraventricular BDNF Infusion into APP/PS1 Double Transgenic Mice.
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PMID:  23315172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by extracellular accumulation of amyloid deposits. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophic factor whose levels have been shown to be decreased in AD brains. BDNF supplementation can offer improvement in the course of AD. However, the means of assessment are still relatively limited. In the present study, 1H-MRS was used to evaluate the therapeutic effects of bilateral intraventricular BDNF infusion into Alzheimer's disease APP/PS1 double transgenic mice. For comparison to the 1H-MRS observations, Fluoro-Jade B staining and immunofluorescence for beta amyloid peptides (Aβ), glial fibrillary acidic protein, and tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB) were also performed. Our results showed that N-acetylaspartate (NAA) levels increased and myoinositol levels decreased in the BDNF group compared with the PBS group. However, the BDNF group NAA level was still lower than the control group at 6 weeks after infusion. These changes correlated with increased immunoreactivity for TrkB, decreased compact Aβ peptide containing plaques, and decreased Fluoro-Jade B-positive cells in the BDNF-infused mice compared to vehicle controls. These findings demonstrate that 1H-MRS may be a promising means of evaluating the therapeutic effects of BDNF on AD.
Wei Zhang; Pei-Jun Wang; Ming-Hua Li; Guo-Liang Wang; Ping Li; Xiao-Long Gao
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of molecular neuroscience : MN     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-1166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Mol. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9002991     Medline TA:  J Mol Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Medical School of Tongji University, No. 389, Xincun Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, 200065, China.
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