Mild Oxidative Stress Induces Redistribution of BACE1 in Non-Apoptotic Conditions and Promotes the Amyloidogenic Processing of Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid Precursor Protein
Jiang-Li Tan, Qiao-Xin Li, Giuseppe D Ciccotosto, Peter John Crouch, Janetta Gladys Culvenor, Anthony Robert White, Genevieve Evin
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2013
BACE1 is responsible for β-secretase cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), which represents the first step in the production of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides. Previous reports, by us and others, have indicated that the levels of BACE1 protein and activity are increased in the brain cortex of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The association between oxidative stress (OS) and AD has prompted investigations that support the potentiation of BACE1 expression and enzymatic activity by OS. Here, we have established conditions to analyse the effects of mild, non-lethal OS on BACE1 in primary neuronal cultures, independently from apoptotic mechanisms that were shown to impair BACE1 turnove..View full abstract
This work was supported in part by the Australian NHMRC and the Judith Jane Mason & Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.