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S described elsewhere [79]. For molecular and biochemical assays, cerebella were snap-frozen in a dry ice-methanol bath and stored at -80 . We studied cerebellar tissue because the cerebellum: 1) requires intact insulin/IGF signaling to maintain its structural and functional integrity [80,81]; 2) is severely damaged by i.c.-STZ mediated neurodegeneration [19,22]; 3) although relatively spared, it
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F vehicle or NDEA (N = 12/group) on alternate days beginning on P3. From P21 (weaning), rats were fed with high fat (60 of calories) or low fat (5 of calories) diets for 8 weeks, after which they were sacrificed to harvest cerebella for histopathological and immunohistochemical staining studies. Cerebella were preserved in Histofix and paraffin-embedded sections (8 microns) were stained with (A1
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We measured gene expression corresponding to insulin and IGF polypeptides and receptors, and insulin receptor substrates (IRSs) that transmit signals required for growth, survival, energy metabolism, and neuronalELISAs were used to measure sustained effects of NDEA treatment and/or chronic HFD feeding on Tau, phospho-Tau, AbPP, AbPP-Ab, ChAT, and AChE levels in brain tissue. Early limited exposure
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Gs of: 1) increased risk for developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, or AD in individuals with T2DM [7,27] or obesity/dyslipidemic disorders [28]; 2) progressive brain insulin resistance andinsulin deficiency in AD [29-32]; 3) cognitive impairment in experimental animal models of T2DM and/or obesity [33,34]; 4) AD-type neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment in experimentally indu
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Agent for RNA extraction and QuantiTect SYBR Green PCR Mix were obtained from Qiagen, Inc (Valencia, CA). The AMV 1st Strand cDNAPostnatal day 3 (P3) Long Evans rat pups (mean body weight 10 g) were given 3 alternate day intra-peritoneal (i.p.) injections of 20 g NDEA or vehicle. Upon weaning, male rats (N = 8-10 per group) were pair-fed for 8 weeks with high fat (HFD) or low fat (LFD) chow diets.
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Y effects of NDEA on insulin receptor, IGF2 receptor, and IRS-2 were muted by the chronic HFD feeding. Moreover, the main effect of NDEA, irrespective of HFD feeding, was to reduce tau gene expression, whereas chronic HFD feeding, irrespective of NDEA treatment, significantly inhibited ChAT. The only unique effect of HFD+NDEA treatment was to reduce insulin gene expression in the brain.Effects of
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Ration have soared over the past several decades, suggesting that exposures rather than genetics dictate their etiologies. Our over-arching hypothesis is that shifts in lifestyles and economics have led us to chronically consume excess fat, and get exposed to agents that cause insulin resistance. Consideration given to potential pathogenic agents was focused by the experimental evidence showing th