Background: BACE1 is the rate-limiting enzyme in the synthesis of Aβ from amyloid precursor protein. Results: Human miR-339-5p negatively regulates BACE1 and Aβ in human brain cultures and is reduced in AD specimens. Conclusion: Human miR-339-5p physiologically regulates human BACE1 protein expression and Aβ and is dysregulated in the AD brain. Significance: miR-339-5p represents a novel drug target in AD.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Feb 21 2014|