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Beta-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein Cleaving Enzyme 1 Inhibition Impairs Synaptic Plasticity via Seizure Protein 6

Kaichuan Zhu, Xianyuan Xiang, Severin Filser, Petar Marinkovic, Mario M Dorostkar, Sophie Crux, Ulf Neumann, Derya R Shimshek, Gerhard Rammes, Christian Haass, Stefan F Lichtenthaler, Jenny M Gunnersen, Jochen Herms

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) is a promising drug target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Prolonged BACE1 inhibition interferes with structural and functional synaptic plasticity in mice, most likely by altering the metabolism of BACE1 substrates. Seizure protein 6 (SEZ6) is predominantly cleaved by BACE1, and Sez6 knockout mice share some phenotypes with BACE1 inhibitor-treated mice. We investigated whether SEZ6 is involved in BACE1 inhibition-induced structural and functional synaptic alterations. METHODS: The function of NB-360, a novel blood-brain barrier penetrant and orally available BACE1 inhibitor, was verified by immunoblotting. I..

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