Selected Publications

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  1. Roles of microglia in tauopathy-mediated neurodegeneration

    CSF1R inhibitors induce a sex-specific resilient microglial phenotype and functional rescue in a tauopathy mouse model
    Johnson N, Yuan P, Castillo E, Lopez P, Yue W, Bond A, Rivera BR, Sullivan M, Hirouchi M, Giles K, Aoyagi A, Condello C
    Nature Communications. 2023 January 9

    Microglial NF-κB drives tau spreading and toxicity in a mouse model of tauopathy
    Wang C, Fan L, Zhan L, Kodama L, Liu B, Chin M, Li Y, Le D, Zhou Y, Condello C, Grinberg L, Seeley WW, Miller B, Mok SA, Gestwicki J, Gan L
    Nature Communications. 2022 April 12

  2. Kinetics, toxicity and conformational heterogeneity of amyloid deposition:   

    ​EMBER multidimensional spectral microscopy enables quantitative determination of disease- and cell-specific amyloid strains
    Yang H*, Yuan P, Wu Y, Shi M*, Caro CD, Tengeiji A,  Yamanoi S, Inoue M, DeGrado WF, Condello C
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Mar 16; PMID: 36778268

    Emergence of distinct and heterogeneous strains of amyloid beta with advanced Alzheimer’s disease pathology in Down syndrome
    Maxwell AM*, Yuan P, Rivera BR*, Schaaf W, Mladinov M, Prasher VP, Robinson AC, DeGrado WF, Condello C 
    Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2021 Dec 27; PMID: 34961556

    Structural heterogeneity and inter-subject variability of Aβ in familial and sporadic Alzheimer’s disease.
    Condello C*, Lemmin T*, Stöhr J*, Nick M, Wu Y, Maxwell AM, Watts JC, Caro CD, Oehler A, Keene CD, Bird TD, van Duinen SG, Lannfelt L, Ingelsson M, Graff C, Giles K, DeGrado WF, Prusiner SB.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jan 8 PMID: 29311311. 
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    Multicolor time-stamp reveals the dynamics and toxicity of amyloid deposition.
    Condello C, Schain A, Grutzendler J.
    Sci Rep. 2011; 1:19. PMID: 22355538.
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  3. Neuroprotective roles of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease

    Microglia-mediated neuroprotection, TREM2 and Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from optical imaging.
    Condello C, Yuan P, Grutzendler J.
    Biological Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 17 PMID: 29169609. 
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    TREM2 Haplodeficiency in Mice and Humans Impairs the Microglia Barrier Function Leading to Decreased Amyloid Compaction and Severe Axonal Dystrophy.
    Yuan P*, Condello C*, Keene CD, Wang Y, Bird TD, Paul SM, Luo W, Colonna M, Baddeley D, Grutzendler J.  
    Neuron. 2016 May 18; 90(4):724-739. PMID: 27196974.
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    Microglia constitute a barrier that prevents neurotoxic protofibrillar Aβ42 hotspots around plaques.
    Condello C*, Yuan P*, Schain A, Grutzendler J.
    Nature Commun. 2015; 6:6176. PMID: 25630253.
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    CX3CR1 in microglia regulates brain amyloid deposition through selective protofibrillar amyloid-ß phagocytosis.
    Liu Z*, Condello C*, Schain A, Harb R, Grutzendler J.
    J Neurosci. 2010 Dec 15; 30(50):17091-101. PMID: 21159979.
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  4. Molecular factors regulating the propagation of pathogenic tau:   

    CRISPR screens in iPSC-derived neurons reveal principles of tau proteostasis
    Avi J. Samelson, Nabeela Ariqat, Justin McKetney, Gita Rohanitazangi, Celeste Parra Bravo, Darrin Goodness, Ruilin Tian,
    Parker Grosjean, Romany Abskharon, David Eisenberg, Nicholas M. Kanaan, Li Gan, Carlo Condello, Danielle L. Swaney, Martin Kampmann
    Preprint. 2023 Jun 26. doi:

    Mapping Interactions with the Chaperone Network Reveals Factors that Protect Against Tau Aggregation.
    Mok SA, Condello C, Freilich R, Gillies, A, Arhar T, Oroz J, Kadavath H, Julien O, Assimon VA, Rauch JN, Dunyak BM, Lee J, Tsai FTF, Wilson MR, Zweckstetter M, Dickey CA, Gestwicki JE.
    Nature Struct Mol Biol. 2018 Apr 30. PMID: 29728653.
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    Evidence for sortilin modulating regional accumulation of human tau prions in transgenic mice.
    Johnson N*, Condello C*, Guan S, Oehler A, Becker J, Gavidia M, Carlson GA, Giles K, Prusiner SB.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 4 PMID: 29203673.
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    A 31-residue peptide induces aggregation of tau’s microtubule-forming region in cells.
    Stöhr J, Nick M, Wu H, Wu Y, Bhate M, Condello C, Johnson N, Rodgers J, Lemmin T, Acharya S, Becker J, Robinson K, Kelly MJ, Gai F, Stubbs G, Prusiner SB, and DeGrado WF.
    Nature Chemistry. 2017 Apr 3. PMID: 28837163.
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  5. Propagation of Aβ- and tau-prion strains: 

    Guam ALS-PDC is a distinct double-prion disorder featuring both tau and Aβ prions
    Carlo Condello
    , Jacob I. Ayers, Clifton L. Dalgard, Madhy Garcia, Brianna M. Rivera, William W. Seeley, Daniel P. Perl, Stanley B. Prusiner
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Mar 23; PMID36952379
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    Aβ and tau prions feature in the neuropathogenesis of Down syndrome
    Condello C
    , Maxwell AM, Castillo E, Aoyagi A, Graff C, Ingelsson M, Lannfelt L, Bird TD, Keene CD, Seeley WW, Perl DP, Head E, Prusiner SB
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Nov 16
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    Prion biology: implications for Alzheimer's disease therapeutics.
    Condello C, DeGrado WF, Prusiner SB.
    Lancet Neurol. 2020 Oct;19(10):802-803. PMID: 32949533.
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    Aβ and tau prion-like activities decline with longevity in Alzheimer’s disease human brains.
    Aoyagi A*, Condello C*, Stöhr J, Yue WRivera BR, Lee JC, Woerman AW, Halliday G, van Duinen SG, Ingelsson M, Lannfelt L, Graff C, Bird TD, Keene CD, Seeley WW, DeGrado WF, Prusiner SB.
    Sci Transl Med. 2019 May 1; PMID: 31043574. 
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    Aβ propagation and strains: Implications for the phenotypic diversity in Alzheimer’s disease.
    Condello C and Stöhr J.
    Neurobiol. Dis.2017 March 28. PMID: 28359847.
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    Serial propagation of distinct strains of Aβ prions from Alzheimer's disease patients.
    Watts JC, Condello C, Stöhr J, Oehler A, Lee J, DeArmond SJ, Lannfelt L, Ingelsson M, Giles K, Prusiner SB.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 15; 111(28):10323-8. PMID: 24982139. 
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    Distinct synthetic Aβ prion strains producing different amyloid deposits in bigenic mice.
    Stöhr J, Condello C, Watts JC, Bloch L, Oehler A, Nick M, DeArmond SJ, Giles K, DeGrado WF, Prusiner SB.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 15; 111(28):10329-34. PMID: 24982137.
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