Inhibition of Aβ-induced C1q synthesis by APV. a. C1q and β-actin mRNAs were assessed by RT-PCR in slices after 3 days of no peptide, 30 μM Aβ, or 30 μM Aβ + 50 μM APV treatment. Results are from one experiment representative of two independent experiments. b. Slices were treated with no peptide (open bar), 30 μM Aβ (black bar), or 30 μM Aβ + 50 μM APV (striped bar) daily for 3 days. 3 or 4 slices that had received same treatment were pooled, extracted and proteins analyzed by ELISA. Data are presented as percentage of control in ng C1q/mg total protein (mean ± SD of three independent experiments, **p = 0.01 compared to Aβ, one-tailed paired t-test).