By Erik D. Roberson (auth.), Erik D. Roberson (eds.)

Alzheimer’s illness and frontotemporal dementia, of the main wide-spread neurodegenerative ailments, are dreaded problems that assault the neural networks underlying reminiscence and character, platforms that make us who we're. significant breakthroughs lately have spurred new study ways to those stipulations. In Alzheimer's ailment and Frontotemporal Dementia: tools and Protocols, specialist investigators assemble the various divergent components of craftsmanship used to check those ailments, together with habit, electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, and hardcore biochemistry. starting with an outline of the 2 ailments and modern learn on them, the publication maintains with really good protocols for operating with amyloid-β peptide, tau, and apolipoprotein E in addition to experimental structures for learning advert and FTD, together with mobile and animal versions, and final result measures that may be used to evaluate neuronal functionality in those structures. Written within the hugely winning tools in Molecular Biology™ sequence structure, chapters contain short introductions to their respective themes, lists of the required fabrics and reagents, step by step, with no trouble reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and fending off identified pitfalls. Authoritative and simple to take advantage of, Alzheimer's disorder and Frontotemporal Dementia: tools and Protocols serves as an incredible advisor for all scientists pursuing the reason and remedy of those frequent and nightmarishly debilitating disorders.

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Murine neurobehavioral assessment can be intimidating to newcomers in the field, so in Chapter 14, Kimberly Scearce-Levie presents a step-by-step guide to acquiring and analyzing water maze data. In Chapter 15, Jorge Palop and colleagues describe a detailed method for in situ hybridization to quantify and localize gene expression changes in the brain. Axonal transport impairment has been demonstrated in both AD and FTD, as well as in animal models (61); in Chapter 16, Bianxiao Cui and colleagues present a method for real-time evaluation of axonal transport.

Tau is also the most common genetic cause of FTD (20) and accumulates in about half of all FTD cases. One important aspect of tau biology is its level of expression; reducing tau expression was shown to be beneficial in mouse models of both AD and FTD (47, 48). In Chapter 8, Chad Dickey et al. describe an in-cell western assay that they have used to screen for regulators of tau expression (49). Another important aspect of tau is its ability to aggregate; in Chapter 9, Gail Johnson and colleagues describe a method they have developed using split GFP technology to quantitatively measure the effect of various agents on tau aggregation (50).

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