July 30, 2014
G Islas‐Basurto et al, 2014, Therapeutic benefits of a component of coffee in a rat model of Alzheimer’s disease, Neurobiology of Aging, published online ahead of print.
Animal Study – Alzheimer’s Disease
ABSTRACT: A minor component of coffee unrelated to caffeine, eicosanoyl‐ 5‐hydroxytryptamide (EHT), provides protection in a rat model for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In this model, viral expression of the phosphoprotein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) endogenous inhibitor, the I2 PP2A, or SET protein in the brains of rats leads to several characteristic features of AD including cognitive impairment, tau hyperphosphorylation, and elevated levels of cytoplasmic amyloid‐β protein. Dietary supplementation with EHT for 6‐12 months resulted in substantial amelioration of all these defects. The beneficial effects of EHT could be associated with its ability to increase PP2A activity by inhibiting the demethylation of its catalytic subunit PP2Ac. These findings raise the possibility that EHT may make a substantial contribution to the apparent neuroprotective benefits associated with coffee consumption as evidenced by numerous epidemiologic studies indicating that coffee drinkers have substantially lowered risk of developing AD.
Ja tak, jeg vil gerne modtage nyhedsbrev, når der er noget nyt om kaffe og helbred.