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Changes characterized by focal loss of Purkinje neurons (Fig. 1-A3). NDEA exposure, with or without chronic HFD feeding, resulted in loss of Purkinje cells (Figs. 1-A2, 1-A4) and variable thinning of the granule cell layer. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated similar levels and distributions of GFAP immunoreactivity in cells distributed in the granule layer of control (Fig 1-B1) and HFD-fed
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Xidative stress and neurodegeneration. Cerebellar protein homogenates were used to measure (A) GSK-3b; (B) phospho (p)-GSK-3b; (C) GFAP; (D) GAPDH; (E) HNE; (F) malondialdehyde, MDA; (G) Nitrotyrosine, N-TYR; or (H) b-Actin; by direct binding ELISA. Immunoreactivity was detected with HRP-conjugated secondary antibody and Amplex Red soluble fluorophor. Fluorescence light units (FLU) were measured (
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Tylcholine receptor binding in the cerebellum and brainstem [103]. In previous studies using a mouse model of dietinduced obesity [45,46], we showed that chronic HFD feeding causes brain insulin resistance [46]. Similarly, herein we demonstrated that the HFD-fed rats had reduced levels of brain IRS-1 mRNA, which would have been sufficient to cause brain insulin resistance due to impaired transmiss
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Res of AD cerebellar atrophy include, reductions in Purkinje cell population, atrophy of the molecular and granule cell layers [68], increased amyloid deposition and gliosis in the cortex [69]; increased ubiquitin-immunoreactivity in senile plaques and degenerating neurites [70]; extensive abnormalities in dendritic spine density and synaptic structure in vestibulocerebellar, visual, and auditory
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F HNE were similar in the HFD+VEH and HFD+NDEA groups, and both were significantly higher than in the LFD+VEH and LFD +NDEA groups (P
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R-group comparisons were made using ANOVA with the post-hoc Bonferroni multiple comparisons test of significance. Significant P-values are indicated within the panels.suggesting that early life exposures may contribute to the pathogenesis of AD, perhaps through gene imprinting. Although chronic HFD feeding and limited NDEA exposure increased body weight and caused T2DM/peripheral insulin resistanc
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Ration have soared over the past several decades, suggesting that exposures rather than genetics dictate their etiologies. Our over-arching hypothesis is that shifts in lifestyles and economics have led us to chronically consume excess fat, and get exposed to agents that cause insulin resistance. Consideration given to potential pathogenic agents was focused by the experimental evidence showing th

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