Research Papers: PDF OnlyKimura Takemi; Takamatsu, Junichi; Araki, Norie; Goto, Masamichi; Kondo, Akira; Miyakawa, Taihei; Horiuchi, SeikohNeuroReport: April 19th, 1995 - p 866-868 Buy Abstract Recent studies have suggested that advanced glycation end-products (AGE) of the Maillard reaction are associated with amyloidosis in Alzheimer’s disease. To evaluate this possibility, the present immunohistochemical study was undertaken to locate AGE in cerebral cortices of Alzheimer’s disease, using a monoclonal antibody specific for AGE-proteins. Deposits of β-amyloid protein within cores of classic senile plaques and vascular walls in amyloid angiopathy showed no AGE-positive reaction, while primitive plaques, coronas of classic plaques and some glial cells were positive for AGE. These findings are inconsistent with the suggestion that AGE may be involved primarily in amyloidosis in Alzheimer’s disease. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.