Journal Article Distinct Binding of Amyloid Ligands to Unique Amyloid-β Deposited in the Presubiculum of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Ji, Bin  ,  Chun-Jen, Chen  ,  Kazunori Bando  ,  Ashino, Hiroki  ,  Shiraishi, Hideaki  ,  Sano, Hiroaki  ,  Kasahara, Hiroyuki  ,  Minamizawa, Takao  ,  Kazutaka Yamada  ,  Ono, Maiko  ,  Ming-Rong, Zhang  ,  Seki, Chie  ,  Farde, Lars  ,  Suhara, Tetsuya  ,  Higuchi, Makoto

135 ( 5 )  , pp.859 - 866 , 2015-08 , /
Non-invasive determination of amyloid- peptide (Aβ) deposition with radioligands serves for the early diagnosis and clarification of pathogenetic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The polymorphic binding site on multimeric Aβ for current radioligands, however, is little understood. In the present study, we investigated the binding of several radioligands including 11C-Pittsburgh Compound B (11C-PiB), 3H-AZD2184, and two recently developed compounds, 125I-DRM106 and 125I-DRK092, with unique presubicular Aβdeposits lacking interaction with the commonly used amyloid dyes FSB. 11C-PiB, 3H-AZD2184 and 125I-DRK092 showed overt binding to presubicular Aβ deposits, while 125I-DRM106 barely bound to these aggregates, despite its strong binding in the hippocampal CA1 sector. Unlike neuritic plaques in the CA1, Aβ lesions in the presubiculum were not accompanied by inflammatory gliosis enriched with 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO). Thus, there are at least two different components in Aβ aggregates providing distinct binding sites for the current amyloid radioligands, and one of these binding components is distinctly present in the presubicular Aβ deposits. Amyloid radioligands lacking affinity for this component, such as 125I-DRM106, may selectively capture Aβ deposits tightly associated with TSPO-positive neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration as exemplified by CA1 neuritic plaques. Hence, comparative autoradiographic assessments of radioligand binding in CA1 and presubiculum could serve for the development of an amyloid PET imaging agent visualizing neurotoxicity-related Aβ pathologies.

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