Willem Annaert

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Processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) leads to the production of amyloid-beta (Abeta), the major component of extracellular plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Presenilin-1 (PS-1) plays a key role in the final step of Abeta formation, the gamma-secretase cleavage. Previously, we showed that PS-1 is retained in pre-Golgi(More)
Pharmacological inhibitors that block amyloid precursor protein (APP) cleavage and the formation of senile plaques are under development for the treatment of familial Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, many inhibitors that block gamma-secretase-mediated cleavage of APP also have immunosuppressive side effects. In addition to APP, numerous other proteins(More)
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