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Chronic Lithium Treatment Increases Telomere Length in Parietal Cortex and Hippocampus of Triple-Transgenic Alzheimer's Disease Mice

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Autor(es):
Cardillo, Giancarlo de Mattos [1] ; Rodrigues De-Paula, Vanessa de Jesus [1, 2] ; Ikenaga, Eliza Hiromi [1] ; Costa, Luciana Rodrigues [1] ; Catanozi, Sergio [3] ; Schaeffer, Evelin Lisete [1] ; Gattaz, Wagner Farid [1] ; Kerr, Daniel Shikanai [1, 4] ; Forlenza, Orestes Vicente [1]
Número total de Autores: 9
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Lab Neurosci LIM 27, Inst Psiquiatria, Hosp Clin HCFMUSP, Rua Dr Ovidio Pires de Campos 785, BR-05403010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Lab Psysbio LIM 23, Inst Psiquiatria, Hosp Clin HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Lipids Lab LIM 10, Endocrinol & Metab Div, Hosp Clin HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Inst Fed Educ Ciencia & Tecnol Catarinense, Campus Camboriu, Camboriu, SC - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE; v. 63, n. 1, p. 93-101, 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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Telomere length (TL) is a biomarker of cell aging, and its shortening has been linked to several age-related diseases. In Alzheimer's disease (AD), telomere shortening has been associated with neuroinflammation and oxidative stress. The majority of studies on TL in AD were based on leucocyte DNA, with little information about its status in the central nervous system. In addition to other neuroprotective effects, lithium has been implicated in the maintenance of TL. The present study aims to determine the effect of chronic lithium treatment on TL in different regions of the mouse brain, using a triple-transgenic mouse model (3xTg-AD). Eighteen transgenic and 22 wild-type (Wt) male mice were treated for eight months with chow containing 1.0 g (Li1) or 2.0 g (Li2) of lithium carbonate/kg, or standard chow (Li0). DNA was extracted from parietal cortex, hippocampus and olfactory epithelium and TL was quantified by real-time PCR. Chronic lithium treatment was associated with longer telomeres in the hippocampus (Li2, p = 0.0159) and in the parietal cortex (Li1, p = 0.0375) of 3xTg-AD compared to Wt. Our findings suggest that chronic lithium treatment does affect telomere maintenance, but the magnitude and nature of this effect depend on the working concentrations of lithium and characteristics of the tissue. This effect was observed when comparing 3xTg-AD with Wt mice, suggesting that the presence of AD pathology was required for the lithium modulation of TL. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/52825-8 - Neurobiologia da doença de Alzheimer: marcadores de risco, prognóstico e resposta terapêutica
Beneficiário:Wagner Farid Gattaz
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 16/01302-9 - Identificação das vias direta e indireta da inibição da glicogênio sintase kinase 3B pelo lítio em cultura de neurônios
Beneficiário:Vanessa de Jesus Rodrigues de Paula
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 14/14211-6 - Comprimento telomérico no sistema nervoso central de um modelo de Doença de Alzheimer tratado com lítio
Beneficiário:Giancarlo de Mattos Cardillo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado