The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society

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Disorders of Nervous Systems and Treatment

[3P] Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Fri. Jul 31, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Poster Session

[3P-211] In vivo association of mitochondrial dysfunction with tau pathology in early Alzheimer's disease

*Tatsuhiro Terada1,2,3, Joseph Therriault3, Min Su Peter Kang3, Melissa Savard3, Tharick Ali Pascoal3, Firoza Lussier3, Cecile Tissot3, Yi-Ting Wang3, Andrea Benedet3, Takashi Matsudaira1,2, Tomoyasu Bunai1, Tomokazu Obi2, Etsuji Yoshiksawa4, Ichiro Ando4, Masami Futatsubashi4, Hideo Tsukada4, Yasuomi Ouchi1, Pedro Rosa-Neto3 (1.Department of Biofunctional Imaging, Preeminent Medical Photonics Education & Research Center, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 2.Department of Neurology, Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, 3.Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory, The McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, Verdun, Canada, 4.Hamamatsu Photonics KK, Central Research Laboratory)

In addition to amyloid and tau aggregation, mitochondrial dysfunction is important in the Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it remains unclear how these abnormal proteins are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in vivo. The purpose of this study is to clarify the mutual relationships among mitochondrial dysfunction and AD pathologies in the patients with early stage AD using positron emission tomography (PET).
Sixteen amyloid positive AD patients at the CDR 0.5 or 1 (mean age ± SD: 73.2 ± 6.3 years) underwent a series of PET measurements with [11C]PiB for amyloid deposition, [11C]PBB3 for tau deposition, and [18F]BCPP-EF for mitochondrial function. Associations among these three PET measures were evaluated by voxel-based regression and regions of interest methods.
AD group showed decreased [18F]BCPP-EF SUVR especially in the medial temporal cortex including parahippocampus. Increased [11C]PBB3 BPND was observed in the medial and lateral temporal and parietal lobes. There was significant negative correlation of [18F] BCPP-EF SUVR with [11C]PBB3 BPND in the Braak stage 1/2 area, but not with [11C]PiB SUVR.
Our results indicated that mitochondrial dysfunction is closely associated with tau pathology.
No correlation of [18F]BCPP-EF with [11C]PiB indicates that mitochondrial dysfunction in the trans-entorhinal and entorhinal regions is not directly linked to amyloid deposition.