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Alzheimer’s Disease Panel

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Easily assess and monitor primary molecular characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with standardized genes covering clinically-derived AD-associated modules. Now AD expression studies can be more reproducible and translationally relevant with an efficient workflow that potentially reduces the time to clinic. Reliably assay AD phenotypes and disease progression for mouse model development and human tissue screening.  

  • 770 genes specific for AD studies 
    • Comprehensive assessment of 30 AD-associated gene co-expression modules including 23 neurodegeneration pathways and processes  
    • Reproducible monitoring of AD progression with age 
    • Functional screening of potential AD therapeutics   
  • Customizable with up to 55 additional user-defined genes with Panel Plus option 
  • nCounter workflow is streamlined, user-friendly, and efficient with just 15 minutes total hands-on time 
Alzheimers Disease

How It Works

The content included in the nCounter Mouse AD and Human AD panels represent a transcriptomic fingerprint of AD-related changes that can be directly compared to studies of mouse models of disease and back to human tissue. These panels allow for:

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Pathway Based Module Analysis

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Pathway Analysis

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Normalization

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Quality Control

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Differential Expression

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Gene Set Analysis

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Built-in compatibility for Panel Plus and Protein analysis

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Functional Annotations

† Annotations for 23 fundamental pathways and processes were assigned across all genes in the Mouse AD and Human AD panel allowing for an additional view of important aspects of the onset and progression of neurodegenerative disease. Pathways and processes with >60% representative gene content per module are listed above. 

‡ <60% representative pathway and process gene content per module. 

* Genes selected based on human-mouse gene homology, maximal coverage of AMP-AD modules, top AGORA candidate gene status (agora.ampadportal.org), representation in AMP-AD module eigengenes, and expression in mouse brain. 

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Related Resources

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Product Bulletin Mouse and Human AD Panels- Product Bulletin
Blog A Systematic Evaluation of Immune Response and Plaque Microenvironment Variation in Alzheimer’s Disease
Case Study Inflammation in Alzheimer’s – Case Study
Case Study Microglia and Alzheimer’s – Case Study
Blog New Biology-Driven Drug Discoveries Needed for Treating of Alzheimer’s

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Directly reprogrammed Huntington’s disease neural precursor cells generate striatal neurons exhibiting aggregates and impaired neuronal maturation.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive loss of striatal medium spiny neurons. Using a highly efficient protocol for direct reprogramming of adult human fibroblasts with chemically modified mRNA, we report the first generation of HD induced neural precursor cells (iNPs) expressing striatal lineage markers that differentiated into DARPP32+ neurons from individuals with adult-onset HD (41-57 CAG).

Acute inflammatory profiles differ with sex and age after spinal cord injury.

BACKGROUND: Sex and age are emerging as influential variables that affect spinal cord injury (SCI) recovery. Despite a changing demographic towards older age at the time of SCI, the effects of sex or age on inflammation remain to be elucidated.

The degree of astrocyte activation is predictive of the incubation time to prion disease.

In neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion diseases, astrocytes acquire disease-associated reactive phenotypes. With growing appreciation of their role in chronic neurodegeneration, the questions whether astrocytes lose their ability to perform homeostatic functions in the reactive states and whether the reactive phenotypes are neurotoxic or neuroprotective remain unsettled.

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