Title: Beta-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme-1 (BACE1)-mediated changes of endogenous amyloid beta in wild-type and transgenic mice in vivo
Authors: Hirata-Fukae, Chiho ×
Sidahmed, Elkhansa Hassan
Gooskens, Thomas P
Aisen, Paul S
Dewachter, Ilse
Devijver, Herman
Van Leuven, Freddy
Matsuoka, Yasuji #
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Elsevier/North-Holland
Series Title: Neuroscience Letters vol:435 issue:3 pages:186-189
Abstract: Beta-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme-1 (BACE1) initiates generation of amyloid beta (Abeta), a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. We investigated the impact of BACE1 protein level on endogenous Abeta. Endogenous Abeta and BACE1 protein levels were concurrently and significantly reduced during early life. However, Abeta levels were similar between BACE1 transgenic and wildtype mice. This suggests that BACE1 protein level has a minimal effect on the level of endogenous Abeta. Consequently, other factors must be involved in modulation of Abeta production in adult and ageing brain and investigation of such factors may yield therapeutic targets. Further, these results suggest that substantial inhibition of BACE1 in brain may be required for clinical benefit in Alzheimer's disease.
ISSN: 0304-3940
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Associated Laboratories - miscellaneous (-)
Laboratory of Experimental Genetics and Transgenesis (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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