Neurofibrillary tangle (NFT)-tg mice (htauP301S/ K257T) model, generated by us, presents NFT pathology with astrogliosis in the brain, memory deficits and long-term potentiation deficits by 7 months of age. This model serves in addition to Alzheimer’s disease (a secondary tauopathy) also as a model for primary tauopathies (frontotemporal dementia, Pick’s disease).
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