Amyloid-β (Aβ) induces neuronal loss and cognitive deficits and is believed to be a prominent cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD); however, the cellular pathology of the disease is not fully understood. Here, we report that IgG Fcγ receptor II-b (FcγRIIb) mediates Aβ neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration. We found that FcγRIIb is significantly upregulated in the hippocampus of AD brains and neuronal cells exposed to synthetic Aβ. Neuronal FcγRIIb activated ER stress and caspase-12, and
Tae-In Kam, Sungmin Song, Youngdae Gwon, Hyejin Park, Ji-Jing Yan, Isak Im, Ji-Woo Choi, Tae-Yong Choi, Jeongyeon Kim, Dong-Keun Song, Toshiyuki Takai, Yong-Chul Kim, Key-Sun Kim, Se-Young Choi, Sukwoo Choi, William L. Klein, Junying Yuan, Yong-Keun Jung
FcγRIIb is required for Aβ neurotoxicity.