Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 11 pp 10912—10930

Dynamic changes of autophagic flux induced by Abeta in the brain of postmortem Alzheimer’s disease patients, animal models and cell models

Figure 4. The co-existence of APs, ALs and SPs in the brains of APP/PS1/LC3 autophagic flux AD model mice. (A) In the brains of 3-month-old 3×Tg mice, the AP and AL proportion increased, but no SPs were found. In the brains of 6- and 10-month-old 3×Tg mice, SPs coexisted with APs and ALs. Scale bar = 20 μm. (B and C) The quantification of SPs in 3×Tg mice and littoral LC3 mice. (*P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001, n=3). (D) Autophagic flux in the different brain regions of 10-month-old 3×Tg mice. There were more APs but less ALs in the cortex and hippocampus, while there were less APs but more ALs in the white matter. Scale bar: a, 500 μm, b-e, 10 μm.