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Abnormal structures located in various parts of the brain and composed of dense arrays of paired helical filaments (neurofilaments and microtubules). These double helical stacks of transverse subunits are twisted into left-handed ribbon-like filaments that likely incorporate the following proteins: (1) the intermediate filaments: medium- and high-molecular-weight neurofilaments; (2) the microtubule-associated proteins map-2 and tau; (3) actin; and (4) UBIQUITINS. As one of the hallmarks of ALZHEIMER DISEASE, the neurofibrillary tangles eventually occupy the whole of the cytoplasm in certain classes of cell in the neocortex, hippocampus, brain stem, and diencephalon. The number of these tangles, as seen in post mortem histology, correlates with the degree of dementia during life. Some studies suggest that tangle antigens leak into the systemic circulation both in the course of normal aging and in cases of Alzheimer disease.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Neurofibrillary Tangles" by people in Profiles.
Emerging histomorphologic phenotypes of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American athletes. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul; 69(1):173-83; discussion 183.
Familial prion disease with Alzheimer disease-like tau pathology and clinical phenotype. Ann Neurol. 2011 Apr; 69(4):712-20.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, suicides and parasuicides in professional American athletes: the role of the forensic pathologist. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2010 Jun; 31(2):130-2.
Genetic inactivation of p62 leads to accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau and neurodegeneration. J Neurochem. 2008 Jul; 106(1):107-20.
A possible link between astrocyte activation and tau nitration in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Dis. 2008 Aug; 31(2):198-208.
Pathology of the insular cortex in Alzheimer disease depends on cortical architecture. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2005 Oct; 64(10):910-22.
Type 2 diabetes is negatively associated with Alzheimer's disease neuropathology. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Apr; 60(4):471-5.
Tau truncation during neurofibrillary tangle evolution in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2005 Jul; 26(7):1015-22.
Early N-terminal changes and caspase-6 cleavage of tau in Alzheimer's disease. J Neurosci. 2004 Sep 08; 24(36):7895-902.
Age-related changes in the localization of presenilin-1 in cynomolgus monkey brain. Brain Res. 2001 Dec 13; 922(1):30-41.