Journal article

The contribution of neuroinflammation to amyloid toxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Myles R Minter, Juliet M Taylor, Peter J Crack

JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and the most common cause of dementia. Deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) remains a hallmark feature of the disease, yet the precise mechanism(s) by which this peptide induces neurotoxicity remain unknown. Neuroinflammation has long been implicated in AD pathology, yet its contribution to disease progression is still not understood. Recent evidence suggests that various Aβ complexes interact with microglial and astrocytic expressed pattern recognition receptors that initiate innate immunity. This process involves secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and generation of reactive oxygen species that, in excess, drive a ..

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