Regulation of amyloid precursor protein processing by lithium

Xiaoyan Sun, Akihiko Takashima

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Secreted A β is produced during normal cell metabolism and it is regulated by many factors. Quantification of A β generation is an important approach to studying APP processing. In this chapter, we demonstrate that lithium, a potent GSK-3 inhibitor, can regulate amyloid secretion in COS7 cells overexpressing APPC100 demonstrated by a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Finally, we show that lithium can effectively inhibit tau pathology induced by A β injection into the hippocampus of a transgenic mouse model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmyloid Precursor Protein
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780203492185
ISBN (Print)9780849322457
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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