TBI accelerated extracellular Aβ deposits in the hippocampus of AD-TBI mice.
Statistical analysis revealed a significant upregulation of extracellular Aβ deposits in the AD mice that received TBI compared to the NT mice that received TBI and the AD and NT mice that received sham surgery (Panel A). MAP2 staining revealed a significant decrease of MAP2 positive cells in the hippocampus of AD mice that received TBI compared to the AD and NT mice that received sham surgery (Panel B). Immunofluorescence for the detection of extracellular Aβ deposits and MAP2 (Panel C). Scale bars = 50 µm. The insets correspond to representative high magnifications of MAP2 images. Scale bars = 100 µm. The brain illustration shows the location of the brain slices chosen for histological analysis. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001, **** p < 0.0001.