Journal article

The Down Syndrome-Associated Protein, Regulator of Calcineurin-1, is Altered in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies

N Malakooti, C FOWLER, I Volitakis, CA McLean, RC Kim, Ashley Bush, A REMBACH, MA PRITCHARD, DI Finkelstein, PA Adlard

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinsonism | OMICS International | Published : 2019


There is a known relationship between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Down syndrome (DS), with the latter typically developing AD-like neuropathology in mid-life. In order to further understand this relationship we examined intersectin-1 (ITSN1) and the regulator of calcineurin-1 (RCAN1), proteins involved in endosomal and lysosomal trafficking that are over-expressed in DS. We examined RCAN1 and ITSN1 levels (both long (-L) and short (-S) isoforms) and the level of endogenous metals in White Blood Cells (WBCs) collected from AD patients who were enrolled in the Australian Imaging, Biomarker and Lifestyle Study on Ageing (AIBL). We also examined RCAN1 and ITSN1-S and -L in post-mortem brain tis..

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