Proteomic analysis of plasma from a Tau transgenic mouse

Yoon Ha Kim, Eun Kyung Lee, Seung Ah Park, Nam Hee Kim, Chan Wha Kim

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The neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) formed by the accumulation of abnormal tau filaments have been shown to be involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain degeneration. In this study, a tau transgenic mouse (pNSE/. htau23) model was used to monitor changes in protein levels and to search for novel biomarker candidates suitable for the early diagnosis of AD before onset of clinical symptoms. Plasma samples from 2-month (n=13, asymptomatic) and 4-month (n=7, symptomatic) tau transgenic mice were compared to the control group (n=8) by 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Three proteins, ATP synthase, Adenosine kinase and Regucalcin showed significantly decreased levels in the plasma of tau transgenic mouse, which was further confirmed by Western blotting. This study suggests that these proteins could be used as candidate biomarkers for early diagnosis of AD in combination with previously discovered protein biomarkers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a Korea University Grant .


  • 2-Dimensional gel electrophoresis
  • ATP synthase
  • Adenosine kinase
  • Regucalcin
  • Tau transgenic mouse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Developmental Biology


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