Search for dissertations about: "Protofibrils"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the word Protofibrils.

  1. 1. Cellular responses to amyloid-beta protofibrils : Focus on astrocytes, extracellular vesicles and antibody treatment

    Author : Elisabeth Nikitidou; Anna Erlandsson; Martin Ingelsson; Gunnar K. Gouras; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Alzheimer’s disease; Amyloid-beta; Protofibrils; Astrocytes; Extracellular vesicles; Antibody; Neurons; Degradation; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Knowledge about the cellular mechanisms behind the initiation and propagation of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is limited. Decades of research have focused on neuronal abnormalities in AD, but recently more attention has been given to the glial cells. READ MORE

  2. 2. Amyloid-β Protofibrils in Alzheimer´s Disease : Focus on Antibodies, Inflammation and Astrocytes

    Author : Sofia Söllvander; Lars Lannfelt; Anna Erlandsson; Frida Ekholm-Pettersson; Linda Söderberg; Pär Gellerfors; Martin Hallbeck; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Alzheimer s Disease; Amyloid-beta; Protofibrils; ELISA; ELISpot; Astrocyte; Monoclonal Antibody; Immunofluorescence; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Soluble amyloid-beta (Aβ) aggregates, including Aβ protofibrils, play a central role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and constitute a potential diagnostic biomarker and a therapeutic target. Aβ protofibrils promote synapse dysfunction and neurodegeneration, but the mechanisms behind these effects remain unclear. READ MORE

  3. 3. Amyloid-β Protofibril Formation and Neurotoxicity : Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Author : Ann-Sofi Johansson; Lars Lannfelt; Frida Ekholm Pettersson; Pär Gellerfors; Tobias Hartmann; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Neurosciences; Amyloid-β; Neurotoxicity; Aggregation; Protofibrils; Alzheimer s disease; Neurovetenskap;

    Abstract : Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. A characteristic feature of AD is the presence of amyloid plaques in the cortex and hippocampus of the brain. The principal component of these plaques is the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, a cleavage product from proteolytic processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP). READ MORE

  4. 4. Aβ Conformation Dependent Antibodies and Alzheimer's Disease

    Author : Dag Sehlin; Lars Lannfelt; Frida Ekholm Pettersson; David Teplow; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Alzheimer s disease; amyloid-beta; protofibrils; conformation; monoclonal antibody; ELISA; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Geriatrics; Geriatrik;

    Abstract : Soluble intermediates of the amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation process are suggested to play a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by causing synaptic dysfunction and neuronal loss. In this thesis, soluble Aβ aggregates have been studied with a particular focus on the Aβ protofibril, which has served as the antigen for developing conformation dependent monoclonal antibodies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Targeting Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in a Transgenic Model

    Author : Anna Lord; Lars Nilsson; Lars Lannfelt; Frida Ekholm Pettersson; Thomas Bayer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Geriatrics; geriatrik;

    Abstract : The Arctic mutation causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and makes amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides more prone to form Aβ protofibrils. The aims of this thesis were to investigate the mechanisms of the Arctic mutation in vivo, and to use transgenic models to determine the role of early intermediates of Aβ aggregation, like protofibrils, in the pathogenesis. READ MORE