Hippocampal lipid differences in Alzheimer's disease: a human brain study using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-imaging mass spectrometry

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dc.contributor.author Mendis, Lakshini en
dc.contributor.author Grey, Angus en
dc.contributor.author Faull, Richard en
dc.contributor.author Curtis, Maurice en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-17T01:17:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Brain and Behavior 6(10):Article number e00517 Oct 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 2162-3279 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31868 en
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Alzheimer's disease (AD), the leading cause of dementia, is pathologically characterized by β-amyloid plaques and tau tangles. However, there is also evidence of lipid dyshomeostasis-mediated AD pathology. Given the structural diversity of lipids, mass spectrometry is a useful tool for studying lipid changes in AD. Although there have been a few studies investigating lipid changes in the human hippocampus in particular, there are few reports on how lipids change in each hippocampal subfield (e.g., Cornu Ammonis [CA] 1–4, dentate gyrus [DG] etc.). Since each subfield has its own function, we postulated that there could be lipid changes that are unique to each. Methods: We used matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-imaging mass spectrometry to investigate specific lipid changes in each subfield in AD. Data from the hippocampus region of six age- and gender-matched normal and AD pairs were analyzed with SCiLS lab 2015b software (SCiLS GmbH, Germany; RRID:SCR_014426), using an analysis workflow developed in-house. Hematoxylin, eosin, and luxol fast blue staining were used to precisely delineate each anatomical hippocampal subfield. Putative lipid identities, which were consistent with published data, were assigned using MS/MS. Results: Both positively and negatively charged lipid ion species were abundantly detected in normal and AD tissue. While the distribution pattern of lipids did not change in AD, the abundance of some lipids changed, consistent with trends that have been previously reported. However, our results indicated that the majority of these lipid changes specifically occur in the CA1 region. Additionally, there were many lipid changes that were specific to the DG. Conclusions: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-imaging mass spectrometry and our analysis workflow provide a novel method to investigate specific lipid changes in hippocampal subfields. Future work will focus on elucidating the role that specific lipid differences in each subfield play in AD pathogenesis. en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brain and Behavior en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Hippocampal lipid differences in Alzheimer's disease: a human brain study using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-imaging mass spectrometry en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/brb3.517 en
pubs.issue 10 en
pubs.volume 6 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
dc.identifier.pmid 27781133 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 535932 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Medical Sciences en
pubs.org-id Anatomy and Medical Imaging en
pubs.org-id Physiology Division en
dc.identifier.eissn 2157-9032 en
pubs.number e00517 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-07-18 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2016-07-14 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27781133 en


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