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A shift to glycolysis accompanies the inflammatory changes in PBMCs from individuals with an IQ-discrepant memory

Wolfe, Hannah, Hannigan, Caoimhe, O'Sullivan, Michael, Carroll, Liam Barry, Brennan, Sabina, Lawlor, Brian A., Robertson, Ian H. and Lynch, Marina (2018) A shift to glycolysis accompanies the inflammatory changes in PBMCs from individuals with an IQ-discrepant memory. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 317. pp. 24-31. ISSN 0165-5728

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Abstract

Identification of a blood-based biomarker that can detect early cognitive decline presents a significant healthcare challenge. We prepared peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from individuals who had a poorer than predicted performance in their delayed recall performance on the Logical Memory II Subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) relative to their IQ estimated by the National Adult Reading Test (NART); we described these individuals as IQ-discrepant, compared with IQ-consistent, individuals. Stimulation with Aβ + LPS increased production of TNFα to a greater extent in cells from IQ-discrepant, compared with IQ-consistent, individuals. This was associated with a shift towards glycolysis and the evidence indicates that 6-phosphofructo-2 kinase/fructose-2,6-biphosphatase (PFKFB)3 plays a role in driving glycolysis. A similar shift towards glycolysis was observed in MDMs prepared from IQ-discrepant, compared with IQ-consistent, individuals. The important finding here is that we have established an increased sensitivity to Aβ + LPS stimulation in PBMCs from individuals that under-perform on a memory task, relative to their estimated premorbid IQ, which may be an indicator of early cognitive decline. This may be a useful tool in determining the presence of early cognitive dysfunction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 09:46
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 09:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3181

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