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Cerebrospinal fluid from patients with multiple system atrophy promotes in vitro α-synuclein fibril formation.
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PMID:  21215793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aggregation of α-synuclein (αS) in the central nervous system (CNS) is the hallmark of multiple system atrophy (MSA) and Lewy body diseases including Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) (α-synucleinopathies). To test the hypothesis that patients with α-synucleinopathies have a CNS environment favorable for αS aggregation, we examined the influence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with MSA (n=20), DLB (n=8), and PD (n=10) on in vitro αS fibril (fαS) formation at pH 7.5 and 37°C using fluorescence spectroscopy with thioflavin S, compared with those with hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia (hSCA) (n=16), and tension-type headache (n=7). CSF from MSA patients (MSA-CSF) promoted fαS formation more strongly than PD-, hSCA-, or headache-CSF. By electron microscopic analyses, the width of fαS formed in MSA-CSF was significantly greater than others. MSA may have a CSF environment particularly favorable for fαS formation.
Mie Hirohata; Kenjiro Ono; Akiyoshi Morinaga; Tokuhei Ikeda; Masahito Yamada
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7972     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan; Department of Neurology, National Hospital Organization Iou National Hospital, Kanazawa 920-0192, Japan.
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