Alzheimer's Transcriptomic Modulation by Activated Protein C | Aging-US



March 12, 2024

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  • Aging-US published this trending research paper on February 21, 2024, in Volume 16, Issue 4, entitled, “Single-Cell RNA-seq reveals transcriptomic modulation of Alzheimer’s disease by activated protein C" by researchers from the Department of Surgery, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS; Genomics Program, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS. DOI - Corresponding authors - Bi Zhao -, and Ji Li - Abstract Single-Cell RNA sequencing reveals changes in cell population in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) model 5xFAD (5x Familial AD mutation) versus wild type (WT) mice. The returned sequencing data was processed through the 10x Genomics CellRanger platform to perform alignment and form corresponding matrix to perform bioinformatic analysis. Alterations in glial cells occurred in 5xFAD versus WT, especially increases in microglia proliferation were profound in 5xFAD. Differential expression testing of glial cells in 5xFAD versus WT revealed gene regulation. Globally, the critical genes implicated in AD progression are upregulated such as Apoe, Ctsb, Trem2, and Tyrobp. Using this differential expression data, GO term enrichment was completed to observe possible biological processes impacted by AD progression. Utilizing anti-inflammatory and cyto-protective recombinant Activated Protein C (APC), we uncover inflammatory processes to be downregulated by APC treatment in addition to recuperation of nervous system processes. Moreover, animal studies demonstrated that administration of recombinant APC significantly attenuated Aβ burden and improved cognitive function of 5xFAD mice. The downregulation of highly expressed AD biomarkers in 5xFAD could provide insight into the mechanisms by which APC administration benefits AD. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Subscribe for free publication alerts from Aging - Keywords - aging, APC, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation About Aging-US Launched in 2009, Aging-US publishes papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of aging research and age-related diseases, including cancer—and now, with a special focus on COVID-19 vulnerability as an age-dependent syndrome. Topics in Aging-US go beyond traditional gerontology, including, but not limited to, cellular and molecular biology, human age-related diseases, pathology in model organisms, signal transduction pathways (e.g., p53, sirtuins, and PI-3K/AKT/mTOR, among others), and approaches to modulating these signaling pathways. Please visit our website at​​ and connect with us: Facebook - X - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Spotify - Media Contact 18009220957 MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM

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