The spatial patterns of diffuse, primitive and classic beta/A4 deposits was studied in relation to blood vessels in 24 cortical tissues from five elderly cases of Alzheimer's disease with pronounced congophilic angiopathy (CA). Beta/A4 deposit subtypes and beta/A4 stained blood vessels were clustered in the tissue. In many instances, the clusters of beta/A4 deposits and blood vessels were regularly spaced along the cortical strip. Total beta/A4 deposits were positively correlated with blood vessels in five tissues only. Similarly, clusters of diffuse and primitive beta/A4 subtypes were each positively correlated with blood vessels in two brain regions. By contrast, clusters of classic beta/A4 deposits were positively correlated with blood vessels in 62% of the cortical tissues examined. These results suggest that in patients with significant CA, initial deposition of beta/A4 protein was unrelated to blood vessels. However, clusters of classic beta/A4 deposits appeared to be in phase with clusters of blood vessels along the cortex.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Neuroscience Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
- Alzheimer's disease
- congophilic angiopathy
- beta/A4 deposits
- blood vessels