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Locus Coeruleus in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review

Locus Coeruleus in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review
Locus Coeruleus in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review
The locus coeruleus (LC) is a nucleus in the brain stem producing noradrenaline. While cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has primarily been related to cholinergic, evidence indicates extensive LC degeneration as its earliest pathological marker. The current study aimed to systematically evaluate current evidence investigating the role of the LC in the pathogenesis of AD. A systematic search of the literature was performed on electronic databases including PubMed and Web of Science. 12 animal, human post-mortem and human imaging studies were included in this review. Screening, data extraction, and quality assessment were undertaken following PRISMA guidelines for preferred reporting of systematic reviews. Significant associations were identified between LC changes and cognitive decline. Significant reductions in fibre density, neuronal number and LC volume were seen to correlate with other pathological degenerative markers. Current evidence indicates important role of the LC in pathogenesis of AD and suggests its potential in both diagnosis and treatment of AD. This systematic review advances our understanding of the role of the LC in AD by synthesising available evidence, identifying research gaps, highlighting methodological challenges, and making recommendations for future work.
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Chen, Yuqing
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Chen, Teng
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Hou, Ruihua
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Chen, Yuqing
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Chen, Teng
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Hou, Ruihua
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Chen, Yuqing, Chen, Teng and Hou, Ruihua (2022) Locus Coeruleus in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 8 (1), 5-22, [e12257]. (doi:10.1002/trc2.12257).

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The locus coeruleus (LC) is a nucleus in the brain stem producing noradrenaline. While cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has primarily been related to cholinergic, evidence indicates extensive LC degeneration as its earliest pathological marker. The current study aimed to systematically evaluate current evidence investigating the role of the LC in the pathogenesis of AD. A systematic search of the literature was performed on electronic databases including PubMed and Web of Science. 12 animal, human post-mortem and human imaging studies were included in this review. Screening, data extraction, and quality assessment were undertaken following PRISMA guidelines for preferred reporting of systematic reviews. Significant associations were identified between LC changes and cognitive decline. Significant reductions in fibre density, neuronal number and LC volume were seen to correlate with other pathological degenerative markers. Current evidence indicates important role of the LC in pathogenesis of AD and suggests its potential in both diagnosis and treatment of AD. This systematic review advances our understanding of the role of the LC in AD by synthesising available evidence, identifying research gaps, highlighting methodological challenges, and making recommendations for future work.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 June 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 31 August 2021
Published date: 7 March 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 454199
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/454199
PURE UUID: 65d8a3e0-9c1a-4513-9916-f2aaf4f95292
ORCID for Ruihua Hou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6127-1478

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Date deposited: 02 Feb 2022 17:45
Last modified: 03 Sep 2022 01:44

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Author: Yuqing Chen
Author: Teng Chen
Author: Ruihua Hou ORCID iD

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