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Title: Glucocerebrosidase Mrna Is Diminished In Brain Of Lewy Body Diseases And Changes With Disease Progression In Blood
Author: Pérez Roca, Laia
Adame Castillo, Cristina
Campdelacreu i Fumadó, Jaume
Ispierto, Lourdes
Vilas Rolán, Dolores
Reñé Ramírez, Ramon
Alvarez, Ramiro
Gascón-Bayarri, Jordi
Serrano Muñoz, Maria A.
Ariza, Aurelio
Beyer, Katrin
Keywords: Malaltia de Parkinson
Demència amb cossos de Lewy
Micro RNAs
Parkinson's disease
Lewy body dementia
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2018
Publisher: International Society Aging & Disease
Abstract: Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are Lewy body diseases characterized by abnormal alpha-synuclein deposits and overlapping pathological features in the brain. Several studies have shown that glucocerebrosidase (GBA) deficiency is involved in the development of LB diseases. Here, we aimed to find out if this deficiency starts at the transcriptional level, also involves alternative splicing, and if GBA expression changes in brain are also detectable in blood of patients with LB diseases. The expression of three GBA transcript variants (GBAtv1, GBAtv2 and GBAtv5) was analyzed in samples from 20 DLB, 25 PD and 17 control brains and in blood of 20 DLB, 26 PD patients and 17 unaffected individuals. Relative mRNA expression was determined by real-time PCR. Expression changes were evaluated by the Delta Delta Ct method. In brain, specific expression profiles were identified in the temporal cortex of DLB and in the caudate nucleus of PD. In blood, significant GBA mRNA diminution was found in both DLB and PD patients. Early PD and early-onset DLB patients showed lowest GBA levels which were normal in PD patients with advanced disease and DLB patients who developed disease after 70 years of age. In conclusion, disease group specific GBA expression profiles were found in mostly affected areas of LBD. In blood, GBA expression was diminished in LB diseases, especially in patients with early onset DLB and in patients with early PD. Age of disease onset exerts an opposite effect on GBA expression in DLB and PD.
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It is part of: Aging and Disease, 2018, vol. 9, num. 2, p. 208-219
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