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From: Characterization of lysosomal proteins Progranulin and Prosaposin and their interactions in Alzheimer’s disease and aged brains: increased levels correlate with neuropathology

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Progranulin Interactions with AD pathological Features. (a-c). Representative photomicrographs of progranulin (PGRN)(purple) immunoreactivity associated with amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques (brown) in MTG sections of low plaque, high plaque and Alzheimer’s disease cases. Scale bar represents 30 μm. (d-f). Photomicrographs of PGRN (purple) immunoreactivity associated with CD45 immunoreactive microglia in MTG sections of low plaque (d), high plaque (e), and Alzheimer’s disease cases (f). Insets a) show at higher magnification PGRN-positive stained neurons present in each section. Neurons are identified by their size and characteristic shape. Insets b) show higher magnification of PGRN-positive microglia. Scale bar represents 20 μm (d-f), and 10 μm for insets. (g-i). Photomicrographs of PGRN (purple) with plaque-associated CD45-positive microglia (brown). Progressive increase in accumulation of CD45-positive microglia in low plaque (g), high plaque (h) and Alzheimer’s disease (i) cases. Scale bar represents 30 μm. (j-o). Absence of PGRN immunoreactivity of neurofibrillary tangles. (j-i) Photomicrographs of PGRN (purple) and phosphorylated tau (AT8)(brown) double-stained sections from low plaque (j), high-plaque (k), and Alzheimer’s disease cases (l). (m-o). Confocal micrographs of PGRN (green) and phosphorylated tau (AT180)-positive tangles in low-plaque (m), high-plaque (n) and Alzheimer’s disease (o) cases. Scale bar represents 10 μm.

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