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Small molecule inhibitors of Aβ-aggregation and neurotoxicity

Hawkes, Cheryl A.; Ng, Vivian and McLaurin, JoAnne (2009). Small molecule inhibitors of Aβ-aggregation and neurotoxicity. Drug Development Research, 70(2) pp. 111–124.

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Abstract

Alzheimer disease (AD) is characterized pathologically by extracellular amyloid deposits composed of Aβ peptide, neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) made up of hyperphosphorylated tau, and a deficit of cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain. Presently, only symptomatic therapies are available for the treatment of AD and these therapies have a limited time frame of utility. Amyloid disorders represent the effects of chronic Aβ production and are not a secondary pathological effect caused by a distant trigger; therefore targeting Aβ is a viable pursuit. In this review, we will discuss the various small molecule anti-aggregation inhibitors that have been reported in the literature, with emphasis on compounds that are presently being investigated in clinical trials.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
ISSN: 1098-2299
Extra Information: Special Issue: Alzheimer's Disease: A Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Keywords: amyloid; aggregation; inhibitors; Alzheimer's disease
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 44095
Depositing User: Cheryl Hawkes
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 08:46
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44095
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