Journal article

Effects of Resveratrol and Morin on Insoluble Tau in Tau Transgenic Mice.

Kwun Chung Yu, Ping Kwan, Stanley KK Cheung, Amy Ho, Larry Baum

Transl Neurosci | Published : 2018

Abstract

Tauopathies are neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), in which tau protein aggregates within neurons. An effective treatment is lacking and is urgently needed. We evaluated two structurally similar natural compounds, morin and resveratrol, for treating tauopathy in JNPL3 P301L mutant human tau overexpressing mice. Rotarod tests were performed to determine effects on motor function. After treatment from age 11 to 14 months, brains of 26 mice were collected to quantify aggregated hyperphosphorylated tau by Thioflavin T and immunohistochemistry (IHC) and to quantify total tau (HT7 antibody) and hyperphosphorylated tau (AT8 antibody) in..

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