Aquaporin4 (AQP4) is a water channel protein located at astrocyte foot processes that plays a role in glymphatic system, a highly organized fluid transport pathway which seems to be involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) pathophysiology. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) AQP4 levels were determined in 11 patients with AD, 10 patients with NPH, and 9 controls. We found significantly reduced AQP4 in AD patients, a trend in reduction in NPH patients, and a correlation between AQP4 and amyloid-β CSF levels. This study indicates the potential role of AQP4 and glymphatic system in neurodegenerative diseases pathophysiology.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Level of Aquaporin4: A New Window on Glymphatic System Involvement in Neurodegenerative Disease? / A. Arighi, A. Di Cristofori, C. Fenoglio, S. Borsa, M. D'Anca, G.G. Fumagalli, M. Locatelli, G. Carrabba, A.M. Pietroboni, L. Ghezzi, T. Carandini, A. Colombi, M. Scarioni, M.A. De Riz, M. Serpente, P.M. Rampini, E. Scarpini, D. Galimberti. - In: JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. - ISSN 1387-2877. - 69:3(2019), pp. 663-669. [10.3233/JAD-190119]

Cerebrospinal Fluid Level of Aquaporin4: A New Window on Glymphatic System Involvement in Neurodegenerative Disease?

Di Cristofori A.;Fenoglio C.;Borsa S.;D'Anca M.;Locatelli M.;Ghezzi L.;Carandini T.;Colombi A.;Scarioni M.;De Riz M. A.;Serpente M.;Scarpini E.;Galimberti D.
2019

Abstract

Aquaporin4 (AQP4) is a water channel protein located at astrocyte foot processes that plays a role in glymphatic system, a highly organized fluid transport pathway which seems to be involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) pathophysiology. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) AQP4 levels were determined in 11 patients with AD, 10 patients with NPH, and 9 controls. We found significantly reduced AQP4 in AD patients, a trend in reduction in NPH patients, and a correlation between AQP4 and amyloid-β CSF levels. This study indicates the potential role of AQP4 and glymphatic system in neurodegenerative diseases pathophysiology.
Alzheimer's disease; Aquaporin 4; glymphatic system; normal pressure hydrocephalus
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