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Schweinzer, C; Kober, A; Lang, I; Etschmaier, K; Scholler, M; Kresse, A; Sattler, W; Panzenboeck, U.
Processing of endogenous AβPP in blood-brain barrier endothelial cells is modulated by liver-X receptor agonists and altered cellular cholesterol homeostasis.
J Alzheimers Dis. 2011; 27(2):341-360
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Etschmaier Karoline
Kober Alexandra
Kresse Adelheid
Lang-Olip Ingrid
Panzenboeck Ute
Sattler Wolfgang
Scholler Monika
Schweinzer Cornelia Katrin

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Impaired clearance of cerebral amyloid-β (Aβ) across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may facilitate the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Additionally, experimental evidence suggests a central role for cellular cholesterol in amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) processing. The present study investigated whether brain capillary endothelial cells (BCEC; the anatomical basis of the BBB) are capable of endogenous AβPP synthesis and whether and to what extent AβPP synthesis and processing is under control of cellular cholesterol homeostasis. Intracellular cholesterol metabolism was pharmacologically manipulated by using natural and synthetic liver-X receptor (LXR) agonists. Using an in vitro model of the BBB consisting of primary porcine BCEC (pBCEC), we demonstrate that endogenous full-length AβPP synthesis by pBCEC is significantly increased while the amount of cell-associated, amyloidogenic Aβ oligomers is decreased in response to 24(S)-hydroxycholesterol (24OH-C) or 27OH-C, TO901317, cholesterol, or simvastatin treatment. Oxysterols, as well as simvastatin, enhanced the secretion of non-amyloidogenic sAβPPα up to 2.5-fold. In parallel, LXR agonists reduced cholesterol biosynthesis by 30-80% while stimulating esterification (up to 2.5-fold) and efflux (up to 2.5-fold) of cellular cholesterol by modifying hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR), sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP-2), acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase 2 (ACAT-2), and ATP binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) expression levels. In a polarized in vitro model mimicking the BBB, pBCEC secreted sAβPPα preferentially to the basolateral compartment. In summary endothelial cells of the BBB actively synthesize AβPP, Aβ oligomers, and secrete AβPPα in a polarized manner. AβPP processing by pBCEC is regulated by LXR agonists, which have been proven beneficial in experimental AD models.
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Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor - metabolism
Animals -
Blood-Brain Barrier - drug effects
Cells, Cultured -
Cholesterol - metabolism
Endothelial Cells - drug effects
Homeostasis - drug effects
Humans -
Lipid Metabolism - drug effects
Orphan Nuclear Receptors - agonists
Protein Processing, Post-Translational - drug effects
Simvastatin - pharmacology
Swine -

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Alzheimer's disease
blood-brain barrier
endothelial cells
liver-X receptors
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