Telling, ND, Everett, J, Collingwood, JF, Dobson, J, van der Laan, G, Gallagher, JJ, Wang, J and Hitchcock, AP (2017) Iron Biochemistry is Correlated with Amyloid Plaque Morphology in an Established Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease. Cell Chemical Biology, 24 (10). pp. 1205-1215. ISSN 2451-9456

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A signature characteristic of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is aggregation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) fibrils in the brain. Nevertheless, the links between Aβ and AD pathology remain incompletely understood. It has been proposed that neurotoxicity arising from aggregation of the Aβ1-42 peptide can in part be explained by metal ion binding interactions. Using advanced X-ray microscopy techniques at sub-micron resolution, we investigated relationships between iron biochemistry and AD pathology in intact cortex from an established mouse model over-producing Aβ. We found a direct correlation of amyloid plaque morphology with iron, and evidence for the formation of an iron-amyloid complex. We also show that iron biomineral deposits in the cortical tissue contain the mineral magnetite, and provide evidence that Aβ-induced chemical reduction of iron could occur in vivo. Our observations point to the specific role of iron in amyloid deposition and AD pathology, and may impact development of iron-modifying therapeutics for AD.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, amyloid-beta, redox-active iron, ferrous iron, magnetite, X-ray spectromicroscopy, scanning transmission X-ray microscopy, STXM, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, diffuse plaque
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC346 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, including speech disorders
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 09:49

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