Journal article

Metal-protein attenuating compounds and Alzheimer"s disease

CW Ritchie, AI Bush, CL Masters

Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

Since the description of the amyloid plaque in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease, one of the main focuses of research has been the role of the amyloid precursor protein metabolite amyloid-beta, which is the constituent protein of plaque. Affecting the production, aggregation or clearance of this protein may well have a modifying effect on disease progression. Although available therapies for Alzheimer's disease may interact with amyloid-beta in vivo, no conspicuous disease-modifying effect has been demonstrated in clinical trials with these drugs. Drugs whose primary target is not the rectification of the neurotransmitter deficits associated with Alzheimer's disease but rather the life cy..

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