Journal article

Correlative studies support lipid peroxidation is linked to PrPres propagation as art early primary pathogenic event in prion disease

MW Brazier, V Lewis, GD Ciccotosto, GM Klub, VA Lawson, R Cappai, JW Ironside, CL Masters, AF Hill, AR White, S Collins

BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

To assess whether heightened oxidative stress plays an early and primary pathogenic role in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), we undertook detailed correlative studies using a mouse-adapted model of human disease. The spatio-temporal evolution of the abnormal, protease-resistant isoform of the prion protein (PrP(res)) and neuropathological changes were correlated with the occurrence and type of oxidative stress. Heightened oxidative stress was demonstrated, but restricted to elevated levels of free aldehydic breakdown products of lipid peroxidation, affecting all brain regions to varying extents. The increase in lipid peroxidation was highest over the mid-incubation period, wi..

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