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Retrospective analysis shows that women who took estrogen replacement therapy may have less risk of cognitive decline and of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The greater risk associated with female gender and these observations suggest that estrogen may be implicated in the aetiology of AD. Estrogen is one of a family of sex steroids that exerts many of(More)
Although the varepsilon4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene appears as an important biological marker for Alzheimer's disease (AD) susceptibility, other genetic determinants are clearly implicated in the AD process. Here, we propose that a genetic variation in the transcriptional factor LBP-1c/CP2/LSF gene, located close to the LRP locus, is a genetic(More)
Mutations in the presenilin 1 gene (PS1) account for the majority of early onset, familial, autosomal dominant forms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), whereas its role in other late onset forms of AD remains unclear. A -48 C/T polymorphism in the PS1 promoter has been associated with an increased genetic risk in early onset complex AD and moreover has been shown(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia commonly suffer from behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). A genetic component to BPSD development in Alzheimer's disease has been demonstrated. Several studies have investigated whether the exon 4 epsilon2/epsilon3/epsilon4 haplotype of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is(More)
A series of seven novel, rationally designed N-substituted 3-{3,5-dimethylfuro[3,2-g]coumarin-6-yl}propanamides have been prepared as potential HIV-1 integrase (IN) inhibitors via a five-step pathway commencing with resorcinol and diethyl 2-acetylglutarate, and the HIV-1 IN inhibition potential of these compounds has been examined relative to raltegravir, a(More)
The title compound, [Ag(2)(NO(3))(2)(C(28)H(30)N(2)P(2))](n), crystallizes in polymeric α-helices. Three O atoms from three different nitrate ions in equatorial positions and two Ag atoms at axial positions set up a trigonal bipyramid. These units are linked by the phosphine ligands into endless helical chains that run along the c axis. The crystal used for(More)
The coordination of the therapeutically interesting [AuCl(PEt(3))] to the de novo designed peptide, TRIL23C, under aqueous conditions, is reported here. TRIL23C represents an ideal model to investigate the binding of [AuCl(PEt(3))] to small proteins in an effort to develop novel gold(I) phosphine peptide adducts capable of mimicking biological recognition(More)
New heteroditopic, bi- and multidentate imino- and aminophosphine ligands were synthesised and complexed to [AuCl(THT)] (THT=tetrahydrothiophene). X-ray crystallography confirmed Schiff base formation in three products, the successful reduction of the imino-group to the sp(3)-hybridised amine in several instances, and confirmed the formation of mono-gold(I)(More)
The title compound, [Au(2)Cl(2)(C(30)H(34)N(2)O(4)P(2))]·2C(4)H(8)O, is formed from a bidentate phosphine ligand complexed to two almost linearly coordinated gold(I) atoms [P-Au-Cl = 175.68 (3) Å]. The nuclei are 3.122 (2) Å apart. The mol-ecule exhibits a twofold rotation axis.