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Titolo: Preparation of oligomeric β-amyloid 1-42 and induction of synaptic plasticity impairment on hippocampal slices
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Data di pubblicazione: 2010
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JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS  
Abstract: Impairment of synaptic connections is likely to underlie the subtle amnesic changes occurring at the early stages of Alzheimer s Disease (AD). β-amyloid (Aβ), a peptide produced in high amounts in AD, is known to reduce Long-Term Potentiation (LTP), a cellular correlate of learning and memory. Indeed, LTP impairment caused by Aβ is a useful experimental paradigm for studying synaptic dysfunctions in AD models and for screening drugs capable of mitigating or reverting such synaptic impairments. Studies have shown that Aβ produces the LTP disruption preferentially via its oligomeric form. Here we provide a detailed protocol for impairing LTP by perfusion of oligomerized synthetic Aβ1-42 peptide onto acute hippocampal slices. In this video, we outline a step-by-step procedure for the preparation of oligomeric Aβ 1-42. Then, we follow an individual experiment in which LTP is reduced in hippocampal slices exposed to oligomerized Aβ 1-42 compared to slices in a control experiment where no Aβ 1-42 exposure had occurred.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/11584/85585
Tipologia:1.1 Articolo in rivista

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