2,5-hexanedione-induced intermediate filament aggregates contain ubiquitin-protein conjugate immunoreactivity and resemble Rosenthal fibres

D. S. Tuckwell, L. László, R. J. Mayer

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Abstract

A number of chronic degenerative disorders including cerebellar astrocytomas and Parkinson's disease are characterized by the presence of cytosolic inclusions which contain intermediate filament (IF) aggregates and ubiquitin-protein conjugate immunoreactivity. In cerebellar astrocytomas these inclusions are known as Rosenthal fibres. 2,5-hexanedione (HD) treatment is known to induce IF aggregates in cells in culture. HD-induced aggregates have therefore been studied as a potential model for the clinical inclusions. Exposure of astrocyte cultures to 2 mM HD for 2 or 4 weeks led to the formation of aggregates of the IFs (glial fibrillary acidic protein and vimentin). The aggregates contained ubiquitin-protein conjugates, which, on electron microscopy appeared to be localized in a peripheral shell. In addition, ubiquitin mRNA levels were found to be elevated approximately threefold by HD treatment. HD-induced inclusions and Rosenthal fibres were found to share a number of features. HD administration, therefore, appears to be a suitable model for the production of pathological inclusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-609
Number of pages17
JournalNeuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
Volume18
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Intermediate Filaments
Ubiquitin
Astrocytoma
Cerebellar Diseases
Proteins
Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein
Vimentin
Astrocytes
Parkinson Disease
Electron Microscopy
Cell Culture Techniques
Messenger RNA
2,5-hexanedione

Keywords

  • 2,5-hexanedione
  • Astrocytes
  • Intermediate filaments
  • Rosenthal fibres
  • Ubiquitin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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