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Savaskan, E; Ravid, R; Meier, F; Müller-Spahn, F; Jockers, R (2005). Immunohistochemical localization of fas-associated phosphatase-1 (FAP-1) in Alzheimer disease hippocampus. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology, 13(2):190-193.

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Fas-associated phosphatase-1 (FAP-1) is a regulatory peptide inhibiting apoptotic signal transduction via the death receptor Fas. Because apoptosis is a common mechanism leading to neuronal death in neurodegenerative disorders, the authors investigated the immunohistochemical distribution of FAP-1 in the hippocampus of elderly control subjects and Alzheimer disease (AD) patients. The current study provides the first evidence that FAP-1 is localized in the human hippocampus in pyramidal neurons of the hippocampal subfields CA1-4 and in granular cells. Cellular and extracellular FAP-1 intensity was increased in some control subjects and AD patients, but was not related to the stage of the illness. Rather, these data may indicate a general role for FAP-1 in neuronal death both in adult CNS and during the course of neurodegenerative disorders.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Division of Psychiatric Research and Clinic for Psychogeriatric Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:13 Sep 2011 08:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:00
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
Publisher DOI:10.1097/01.pai.0000129054.16071.2f
PubMed ID:15894934

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