Intracellular levels of glutathione (GSH), glutathione disulphide (GSSG), glutamic acid and gamma-glutamyl cysteine synthetase (gamma-GCS) were measured in lymphoblast lines from patients with familial and sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) and from age-matched controls. Lymphoblasts carrying presenilins (PS) and amyloid precursor protein (APP) genes mutations showed significantly decreased GSH content with respect to controls. Levels of GSSG and glutamic acid, as well as the activity of gamma-GCS were not significantly different in lymphoblasts carrying genes mutations as compared with control cells. These results indicate that even peripheral cells not involved in the neurodegenerative process of AD show altered GSH content when carrying PS and APP genes mutations. The provided data appear to be in accordance with the known alteration of GSH levels in central nervous system and strengthen the hypothesis of oxidative stress as an important, possibly crucial mechanism in the pathogenesis of AD.

Glutathione level is altered in lymphoblasts from patients with familial Alzheimer's disease / CECCHI C; LATORRACA S; SORBI S; IANTOMASI T; FAVILLI F; M. VINCENZINI; LIGURI G. - In: NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS. - ISSN 0304-3940. - STAMPA. - 275 (2):(1999), pp. 152-154. [10.1016/S0304-3940(99)00751-X]

Glutathione level is altered in lymphoblasts from patients with familial Alzheimer's disease

CECCHI, CRISTINA;LATORRACA, STEFANIA;SORBI, SANDRO;IANTOMASI, TERESA;FAVILLI, FABIO;VINCENZINI, MARIA TERESA;LIGURI, GIANFRANCO
1999

Abstract

Intracellular levels of glutathione (GSH), glutathione disulphide (GSSG), glutamic acid and gamma-glutamyl cysteine synthetase (gamma-GCS) were measured in lymphoblast lines from patients with familial and sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) and from age-matched controls. Lymphoblasts carrying presenilins (PS) and amyloid precursor protein (APP) genes mutations showed significantly decreased GSH content with respect to controls. Levels of GSSG and glutamic acid, as well as the activity of gamma-GCS were not significantly different in lymphoblasts carrying genes mutations as compared with control cells. These results indicate that even peripheral cells not involved in the neurodegenerative process of AD show altered GSH content when carrying PS and APP genes mutations. The provided data appear to be in accordance with the known alteration of GSH levels in central nervous system and strengthen the hypothesis of oxidative stress as an important, possibly crucial mechanism in the pathogenesis of AD.
1999
275 (2)
152
154
CECCHI C; LATORRACA S; SORBI S; IANTOMASI T; FAVILLI F; M. VINCENZINI; LIGURI G
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