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Fiber Tracts Anomalies in APPxPS1 Transgenic Mice Modeling Alzheimer's Disease

Abstract : Amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides are known to accumulate in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the link between brain amyloidosis and clinical symptoms has not been elucidated and could be mediated by secondary neuropathological alterations such as fiber tracts anomalies. In the present study, we have investigated the impact of Aβ overproduction in APPxPS1 transgenic mice on the integrity of forebrain axonal bundles (corpus callosum and anterior commissure). We found evidence of fiber tract volume reductions in APPxPS1 mice that were associated with an accelerated age-related loss of axonal neurofilaments and a myelin breakdown. The severity of these defects was neither correlated with the density of amyloid plaques nor associated with cell neurodegeneration. Our data suggest that commissural fiber tract alterations are present in Aβ-overproducing transgenic mice and that intracellular Aβ accumulation preceding extracellular deposits may act as a trigger of such morphological anomalies.
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Han Chen, Stéphane Epelbaum, B. Delatour. Fiber Tracts Anomalies in APPxPS1 Transgenic Mice Modeling Alzheimer's Disease. J Aging Res, 2011, 2011, pp.281274. ⟨10.4061/2011/281274⟩. ⟨hal-03236865⟩



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