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F vehicle or NDEA (N = 12/group) on alternate days beginning on P3. From P21 (weaning), rats were fed with high fat (60 of calories) or low fat (5 of calories) diets for 8 weeks, after which they were sacrificed to harvest cerebella for histopathological and immunohistochemical staining studies. Cerebella were preserved in Histofix and paraffin-embedded sections (8 microns) were stained with (A1
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N in ways that could cause insulin/IGF resistance in the brain, their specific effects were not identical. The main effect of NDEA, with or without HFD feeding, was to reduce mRNA levels of insulin receptor, IGF-2 receptor, and IRS-2, which would have impaired signaling at the receptor level, and downstream through IRS-2, one of main docking proteins responsible for transmitting survival, growth,
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Tylcholine receptor binding in the cerebellum and brainstem [103]. In previous studies using a mouse model of dietinduced obesity [45,46], we showed that chronic HFD feeding causes brain insulin resistance [46]. Similarly, herein we demonstrated that the HFD-fed rats had reduced levels of brain IRS-1 mRNA, which would have been sufficient to cause brain insulin resistance due to impaired transmiss
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P. Chronic HFD feeding aloneTable 3 Effects of High Fat Diet and NDEA Exposure on Biomarkers of Insulin and IGF Resistance in the CerebellummRNA AbPP Tau AChE ChAT Insulin IGF-1 IGF-2 Insulin R IGF-1R IGF-2R IRS-1 IRS-2 IRS-4 LFD+VEH 7.007 ?0.828 12.230 ?1.098 2.829 ?0.178 0.701 ?0.045 0.754 ?0.048 0.957 ?0.119 12.000 ?1.800 17.090 ?1.547 5.031 ?0.525 5.677 ?0.548 5.559 ?0.411 7.701 ?0.509 0.135 ?
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Affected in AD, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases [47,50, 53,56,59,60,65,68,69,71], and cerebellar degeneration causes cognitive impairment [49,57-59,62,63,66,67,72]. Previous studies demonstrated significant structural, functional, and metabolic abnormalities in AD cerebella [57-59,82], including insulin and IGF resistance [30],similar to the findings in more traditional targets of AD,
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S, could result in cytoskeletal collapse and synaptic disconnection. Alternatively, the finding could reflect neuronal loss associated with neurodegeneration. The reduced levels of ChAT reflect deficits in acetylcholine homeostasis that contribute to cognitive impairment with neurodegeneration [101,102]. Correspondingly, in preliminary studies, we detected evidence of significant spatial learning
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Affected in AD, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases [47,50, 53,56,59,60,65,68,69,71], and cerebellar degeneration causes cognitive impairment [49,57-59,62,63,66,67,72]. Previous studies demonstrated significant structural, functional, and metabolic abnormalities in AD cerebella [57-59,82], including insulin and IGF resistance [30],similar to the findings in more traditional targets of AD,

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