AD student presentations
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AD student presentations
why use macrophages and microglia in AD?
both have been shown to be associated with AB clearance in the brain
drawbacks of IV
to other organs
risk microvascular entrapment
drawbacks of surgery
rejection of transplanted cells, inflammation
quality of life
what was used to determine purity of differentiated eGFP macrophages?
how are histological analysis done
eGFP macrophage treated APP/PS1 mice brain sections were stained with Iba-1 ab or monoclonal ab
what was used to determine number of GFP cells in total cells?
what is one benefit for INA migration of cells?
does not dependent brain inflammation and AD pathology
what is most common complaint in AD patients?
loss of episodic memory
homozygous for there mutant alleles APP, tau and PSEN1
what was the shallow task and deeper task?
reversible cholinesterase inhibitor
5 choice serial reaction time task
mouse initiate tril, light stimulus appear after a variable time interval, mouse must touch correct response hole to pass the trial
between control and AD group, what was the number of omissions, latency?
what was stat significant in sean's paper?
vigilance (sustain attention for long period of time)
difference in accuracy when stimulus shortened to 1 second or less
after light glows, how quickly they respond to light
how long it takes to respond to reward
what did Donepezil increase?
response accuracy and vigilance
no b/c mutated mice responded as accurately during long time intervals of light
no b/c no difference in number of omission
no difference in omissions?
no rats follow same pattern of attentional impaired with reduced acetylcholine levels
free radical theory of aging
progressive imbalance between generation of reaction oxygen species and levels of antioxidant defenses
what are the physiology of AD patients according to Kristin?
increased lip and protein oxidative damage in lymphocyte mitochondria
increased oxidative stress in brain
gene that encodes for microtubule associated protein tau
how were the mice analyzed in Kristin's paper...the effect of voluntary physical exercise on pathology of AD?
analyzed the cerebral cortical tissue to det. soluble ab40 and ab42 and measure oxidative conditions in brain
what are the results of voluntary exercise
increase in LPO and GSSG levels
reduced GPX and GR activity to control
increased CuZn-SOD to control
maintenance of balance of reactive oxygen species and antioxidant levels
beneficial effects of mild stress, may promote changes that induce protective gene expression.
brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
BDNF (affects survival and function of neurons in CNS)
is reduced in AD patients
high levels of BDNF produce anti-depresive effects
operated on mice
to measure neurogenesis
incorporated into new DNA, b/c its a thymidine analog
how can BDNF be measured?
by using western blot (antibodies)
plasma BDNF measured using ELISA
enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
detect and quantify substances using antibody, antigen interaction
enzymes convert to color if antigen is present
word blue is written on red paper
verbal fluency test
b think of all words with that
step through avoidance task
rats in dual compartment box
move to second box they were shocked, experiment repeated
why measure TrkB expression?
tyrosine kinase receptors, BDNF binds to
how did cognitive function improve with aerobic exercise
increase in short term memory, increase in latency time (remember being shocked)
improves executive function in humans (word generation increase)
what are other effects of aerobic exercise
BDNF and neurogenesis increased (BDNF control neuron survival)
glucose measured in hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp
measures insulin resistance, continuous infusion of insulin while glucose held constant to measure how sensitive tissue is to insulin
glucose infusion=glucose uptake
how to assess spatial learning and memory?
morris water maze test
what factors are correlated with oxidative damage?
body weight, BPSD (behavioral psychological symptoms of dementia), ab, phosphor-tau
what is affected with cognition
overall fitness, memory