Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-Entry Markers are Altered in the Senescence Accelerated Mouse P8 (SAMP8)

Casadesus, Gemma; Gutierrez-Cuesta, Javier; Lee, Hyoung-gon; Jimenez, Andres; Tajes, Marta; Ortuno-Sahagun, Daniel; Camins, Antoni; Smith, Mark A.; Pallas, Merce


Senescence-accelerated mice 8 (SAMP8), a model of aging, display many established pathological features of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, whether cell cycle alterations exist in these animals remains unknown. Given that these animals present changes such as tau phosphorylation and redox imbalance, both associated with cell cycle alterations, we determined whether changes in cell cycle markers were present in SAMP8 and SAMR1 (control strain) at 3, 6, and 9 months-old brains. As expected, an increase in tau hyperphosphorylation and its associated machinery, i.e., cdk5 and GSK3 beta, was observed both between strains and also with aging. Particularly, significant differences in cyclin A, cyclin D1, cyclin E, Cdk2, cyclin B, pR, and E2F1 were found when comparing SAMP8 to SAMR1. More interestingly, a partial correlation with several cell cycle markers described in AD brain is found in SAMP8, indicating that some specific hallmarks of AD are also present in this strain, which has been postulated as an early switch model of the disease.

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Volumen: 30
Número: 3
Editorial: IOS Press
Fecha de publicación: 2012
Página de inicio: 573
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