Iván Díaz-Armesto

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INTRODUCTION Nerve growth factor (NGF) is the best characterized neurotrophic polypeptide. Initially it was postulated that alterations in the expression of NGF within its production sites may be responsible for the consistent atrophy and loss of cholinergic basal forebrain neurons in dementing illness such as Alzheimer s Disease (AD). OBJECTIVE We(More)
INTRODUCTION The neurotrophins are a family of proteins which are closely related structurally and functionally and include nerve growth factor (NGF), brain derived nerve factor (BDNF) and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), neurotrophin-4/5 (NT-4/5) and more recently neurotrophin-6 (NT-6). BDNF is one of the most important endogenous proteins for control of survival,(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study we review the major concepts related to the immunological aspects which have currently been shown to be, perhaps, one of the basic factors of the so called neuroimmune cascade which characterizes Alzheimer s disease (AD). We emphasise the mechanisms causing these alterations, their repercussions and implications in this disease. (More)
Bioethics , which provides a new ethical outlook on human life, is a term used in public health and biomedical research issues. It is for this reason that, in this paper, we decided to analyse certain aspects associated with the ethical considerations we must bear in mind when conducting research in humans, although the purpose of doing so is to cure or to(More)
Bone marrow cells (BMC) are currently known to be a potential treatment for a number of diseases of hematological or neurological origin. Since BMC are able to differentiate into neural cells, they are regarded as a valuable asset for the treatment of neurological disorders caused by an underlying loss of neural tissue. This work characterizes BMC from rats(More)
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