Journal of Molecular Neuroscience

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 110–113 | Cite as

Coenzyme Q10 Reduces β-Amyloid Plaque in an APP/PS1 Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Xifei Yang
  • George Dai
  • Geng LiEmail author
  • Edward S. Yang


We previously reported that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) could reduce intracellular deposition in an aged transgenic mouse model. Here, we further tested the effect of CoQ10 on amyloid plaque in an amyloid precursor protein/presenilin 1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). By using immunohistochemistry and magnetic resonance imaging to determine the burden of amyloid plaque, we found that oral administration of CoQ10 can efficiently reduce the burden of the plaques in this mouse model. These data demonstrate that in addition to reducing intracellular deposition of Aβ, CoQ10 can also reduce plaque pathology. Our study further supports the use of CoQ10 as a therapeutic candidate for AD.


Alzheimer’s disease Coenzyme Q10 Aβ Plaque MR imaging 



This study was supported by a grant from Rejuvenis, Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.


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© Humana Press 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xifei Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • George Dai
    • 3
  • Geng Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Edward S. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company LimitedHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Pathophysiology, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  3. 3.Athinoula A. Martinos Center of Biomedical Imaging, Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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