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Fig. 4 | Molecular Neurodegeneration

Fig. 4

From: Targeting tauopathy with engineered tau-degrading intrabodies

Fig. 4

Tau-degrading intrabodies prevent tauopathy at early-disease in P301S-tg mice. a Representative images of pathological tau accumulation as seen with AT8 staining in 9.5 month-old P301S-tg mice following the expression of anti-tau intrabodies prior to overt tau pathology (early-disease). b AAV-control displayed an increase in pathological tau accumulation in the ipsilateral hippocampal side. Expression of the conventional anti-tau intrabody displayed a non-significant increase in pathological tau accumulation in the dentate gyrus, granule cells, mossy fibers and CA2 region of the ipsilateral relative to the contralateral hippocampus. Expression of the chimeric tau-degrading intrabody fused to ubiquitin harboring a K48R mutation prone for lysosomal-meditated degradation displayed a non-significant increase in pathological tau accumulation in the granule cells, CA1 and CA3 region of the ipsilateral relative to the contralateral hippocampus. Expression of the chimeric tau-degrading intrabody fused to ubiquitin harboring a K63R mutation prone for proteasome-mediated degradation displayed a significant decrease in pathological tau accumulation in the ipsilateral hippocampal dentate gyrus, granule cells and mossy fibers ipsilateral relative to the contralateral hippocampus. Scale bar 200 μM. Quantification (n = 4–7) of pathological tau from the ipsilateral relative to the contralateral dentate gyrus. All data are mean ± s.e.m. one-way ANOVA with Tukey’s Multiple Comparison. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01

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