Gamma-Secretase And Alzheimer Amyloid Production

Grant number: 566520 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011



Alzheimer's disease is a devastating illness of the aged population and represents a major socio-economic problem in Australia. There is no cure or effective treatment for the illness. A toxic protein fragment known as Abeta amyloid accumulates in the brain of the diseased patients. This is produced by an enzyme called gamma-secretase. This project will investigate different forms of gamma-secretase to gain information useful for developing Alzheimer-specific drugs with little side-effects.