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dc.contributor.authorRcom-H'cheo-Gauthier, Alexandre N
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Amelia
dc.contributor.authorMeedeniya, Adrian CB
dc.contributor.authorPountney, Dean L
dc.description.abstractα-Synuclein (α-syn) aggregates (Lewy bodies) in Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) may be associated with disturbed calcium homeostasis and oxidative stress. We investigated the interplay between α-syn aggregation, expression of the calbindin-D28k (CB) neuronal calcium-buffering protein and oxidative stress, combining immunofluorescence double labelling and Western analysis, and examining DLB and normal human cases and a unilateral oxidative stress lesion model of α-syn disease (rotenone mouse). DLB cases showed a greater proportion of CB + cells in affected brain regions compared to normal cases with Lewy bodies largely present in CB − neurons and virtually undetected in CB + neurons. The unilateral rotenone-lesioned mouse model showed a greater proportion of CB + cells and α-syn aggregates within the lesioned hemisphere than the control hemisphere, especially proximal to the lesion site, and α-syn inclusions occurred primarily in CB − cells and were almost completely absent in CB + cells. Consistent with the immunofluorescence data, Western analysis showed the total CB level was 25% higher in lesioned compared to control hemisphere in aged animals that are more sensitive to lesion and 20% higher in aged compared to young mice in lesioned hemisphere, but not significantly different between young and aged in the control hemisphere. Taken together, the findings show α-syn aggregation is excluded from CB + neurons, although the increased sensitivity of aged animals to lesion was not related to differential CB expression.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMolecular and Cellular Neuroscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNeurosciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.titleAlpha-synuclein aggregates are excluded from calbindin-D28k-positive neurons in dementia with Lewy bodies and a unilateral rotenone mouse model
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medical Science
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gro.griffith.authorPountney, Dean L.
gro.griffith.authorDavis, Amelia L.
gro.griffith.authorMeedeniya, Adrian C.
gro.griffith.authorRcom-H'cheo-Gauthier, Alexandre N.

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