Mitsugu Yamanaka

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ), neurofibrillary tangle formation, and a microglial-driven inflammatory response. Chronic inflammatory activation compromises microglial clearance functions. Because peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) agonists suppress inflammatory gene expression,(More)
Neurotrophins are important regulators in the embryogenesis, development and functioning of nervous systems. In addition to the efficacy of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in neurological disorders, we have found that BDNF demonstrates endocrinological functions and reduces food intake and blood glucose concentration in rodent obese diabetic(More)
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