Neuroanatomical localization and quantification of amyloid precursor protein mRNA by in situ hybridization in the brains of normal, aneuploid, and lesioned mice.

Article date: 1988/5/1

PubMed ID: 2949367

Journal name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (ISSN: 0027-8424)


Amyloid precursor protein mRNA was localized in frozen sections from normal and experimentally lesioned adult mouse brain and from normal and aneuploid fetal mouse brain by in situ hybridization with a 35S-labeled mouse cDNA probe. The highest levels of hybridization in adult brain were associated with neurons, primarily in telencephalic structures. The dense labeling associated with hippocampal pyramidal cells was reduced significantly when the cells were eliminated by injection of the neurotoxin ibotenic acid but was not affected when electrolytic lesions were placed in the medial septum. Since the gene encoding amyloid precursor protein has been localized to mouse chromosome 16, we also examined the expression of this gene in the brains of mouse embryos with trisomy 16 and trisomy 19 at 15 days of gestation. RNA gel blot analysis and in situ hybridization showed a marked increase in amyloid precursor protein mRNA in the trisomy 16 mouse head and brain when compared with euploid littermates or with trisomy 19 mice.

Author List: Bendotti C, Forloni G L, Morgan R A, O'Hara B F, Oster-Granite M L, Reeves R H, Gearhart J D, Coyle J T

Publication Types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Substances mentioned in the article: Amyloid; Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor; Protein Precursors; RNA, Messenger; Receptors, Cell Surface; Ibotenic Acid;

Mesh terms: Amyloid/genetics; Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor; Aneuploidy; Animals; Brain/embryology; Hippocampus/physiology; Ibotenic Acid; Mice; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Nucleic Acid Hybridization; Organ Specificity; Protein Precursors/genetics; Pyramidal Tracts/physiology; RNA, Messenger/analysis; Receptors, Cell Surface/genetics; Reference Values;

Citations: - 3810169

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