Is the clustering of β-amyloid (Aβ) deposits in the frontal cortex of Alzheimer patients determined by blood vessels?

Armstrong, Richard A. (1995). Is the clustering of β-amyloid (Aβ) deposits in the frontal cortex of Alzheimer patients determined by blood vessels? Neuroscience Letters, 195 (2), pp. 121-124.

Abstract

The clustering pattern of diffuse, primitive and classic β-amyloid (Aβ) deposits was studied in the upper laminae of the frontal cortex of 9 patients with sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Aβ stained tissue was counterstained with collagen type IV antiserum to determine whether the clusters of Aβ deposits were related to blood vessels. In all patients, Aβ deposits and blood vessels were clustered, with in many patients, a regular periodicity of clusters along the cortex parallel to the pia. The classic Aβ deposit clusters coincided with those of the larger blood vessels in all patients and with clusters of smaller blood vessels in 4 patients. Diffuse deposit clusters were related to blood vessels in 3 patients. Primitive deposit clusters were either unrelated to or negatively correlated with the blood vessels in six patients. Hence, Aβ deposit subtypes differ in their relationship to blood vessels. The data suggest a direct and specific role for the larger blood vessels in the formation of amyloid cores in AD. © 1995.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-3940(95)11796-Y
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer's disease,beta-amyloid deposits,spatial patterns,arterioles,capillaries
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Published Date: 1995-08-04
Authors: Armstrong, Richard A. ( 0000-0002-5046-3199)

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