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Naoki Yamamoto, Mamoru Tanida, Rika Kasahara, Kazuya Sobue and Kenji Suzuki Leptin inhibits amyloid β-protein fibrillogenesis by decreasing GM1 gangliosides on the neuronal cell surface through PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway Journal of Neurochemistry 131

Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.12828

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These findings highlight the importance of understanding the function of leptin in AD brains. In this study, our aim was to determine whether leptin regulates the expression and localization of GM1 on the neuronal membrane and if it induces the formation of Aβ assembly on the cell surface of neurons. Our results suggest that leptin regulates the expression of GM1 in DRMs of the neuronal membranes. Moreover, leptin does not seem to facilitate fibrillogenesis of exogenously added soluble Aβ from the cell surface of neurons.

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