Journal article

Stimulus pattern dependence of the Alzheimer's disease amyloid-beta 42 peptide's inhibition of long term potentiation in mouse hippocampal slices

Jeffrey P Smith, Varsha Lal, David Bowser, Roberto Cappai, Colin L Masters, Giuseppe D Ciccotosto

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2009

Abstract

Increasing evidence has pointed to inhibition of Long Term Potentiation (LTP) by soluble A beta 42 oligomers as central in the etiology of the learning and memory deficits that are hallmarks of Alzheimer Disease. These effects are thought to occur by an interaction between A beta 42 and certain cellular effectors that induce LTP, however, the precise identity of the A beta 42-interactive signaling molecules is unknown. Identification of such effectors is made more difficult because LTP induced by different stimulation protocols can be expressed through heterogeneous signaling pathways. The aim of this study was to compare differences in the A beta 42-dependent levels of inhibition of LTPs th..

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