Title

Construction Of Sh-Ep1-α4β2-Happ695 Cell Line And Effects Of Nicotinic Agonists On β-Amyloid In The Cells

Department

neurobiology

Document Type

Article

Abstract

(1) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in central nervous system are thought to be new targets for Alzheimer's disease. However, the most involved nicotinic receptor subtype in Alzheimer's disease is unclear. α4β2 receptor is the most widely spread subtype in brain, involving in several important aspects of cognitive and other functions. We constructed cell line by transfecting human amyloid precursor protein (695) gene into SH-EP1 cells which have been transfected with human nicotinic receptor α4 subunit and β2 subunit gene, to observe effects of α4β2 receptors activation on β-amyloid, expecting to provide a new cell line for drug screening and research purpose. (2) Liposome transfection was used to express human amyloid precursor protein (695) gene in SH-EP1-α4β2 cells. Function of the transfected α4β2 receptors was tested by patch clamp. Effects of nicotine and epibatidine (selective α4β2 nicotinic receptor agonist) on β-amyloid were detected by Western blot and ELISA. Effects of nicotine and epibatidine on amyloid precursor protein (695) mRNA level were measured using real-time PCR. (3) Human amyloid precursor protein (695) gene was stably expressed in SH-EP1-α4β2 cells; Nicotine (1 μM) and epibatidine (0.1 μM) decreased intracellular and secreted β-amyloid in the cells; and activation of α4β2 receptors did not affect amyloid precursor protein (695) mRNA level. (4) These results suggest that the constructed cell line, expressing both amyloid precursor protein (695) gene and human nicotinic receptor α4 subunit and β2 subunit gene, might be useful for screening specific nicotinic receptor agonists against Alzheimer's disease. Alteration of Aβ level induced by activation of α4β2 nAChR in our study might occur at a post-translational level. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Publication Title

Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

ISSN

02724340

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

103

Last Page

112

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s10571-007-9218-1

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