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Amyloid Beta-Derived Diffusible Ligands (ADDLs) Induce Abnormal Expression of Insulin Receptors in Rat Hippocampal Neurons.
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PMID:  24402880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Amyloid beta (Aβ) is an important pathogenic factor in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that administration of amyloid-derived diffusible ligands (ADDLs) prepared from a synthetic Aβ 1-42 amyloid peptide can cause defective expression of insulin receptors (IRs). To this end, primary rat hippocampal neurons were treated with various concentrations of ADDLs and expression levels of IRs were measured using real-time PCR and western blots. In these experiments, the expression of IRs significantly increased following treatment with low concentrations of Aβ 1-42. In contrast, when higher concentrations of Aβ 1-42 were applied, the number of apoptotic cells present increased, and expression of IRs significantly decreased. In combination, these results suggest that ADDLs is able to induce abnormal expression of IRs and interrupt normal insulin signaling, thereby potentially contributing to central insulin resistance that can occur during progression of AD.
Xin Liu; Zongyan Teng; Can Cui; Ruitao Wang; Meiling Liu; Yina Zhang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-10
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Title:  Journal of molecular neuroscience : MN     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-1166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Mol. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-9     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:  -    
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