volume 26, issue 3, P467-476 2011
DOI: 10.3233/jad-2011-110326
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Abstract: Synapse loss is considered to be the best correlate of cognitive impairments in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and growing evidence supports the notion that certain events that trigger neuronal death in AD can be initiated by the local activation of caspases within the synaptic compartment. We have demonstrated previously that presynaptic terminals are particularly vulnerable to endoplasmic-reticulum (ER)-stress depending of amyloid-β protein (Aβ). This toxicity included a notable reduction of actin and synaptophys…

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