Yvan Varisco

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Passive immunization against β-amyloid (Aβ) has become an increasingly desirable strategy as a therapeutic treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, traditional passive immunization approaches carry the risk of Fcγ receptor-mediated overactivation of microglial cells, which may contribute to an inappropriate proinflammatory response leading to(More)
Increasing evidence implicates Aβ peptides self-assembly and fibril formation as crucial events in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease. Thus, inhibiting Aβ aggregation, among others, has emerged as a potential therapeutic intervention for this disorder. Herein, we employed 3-aminopyrazole as a key fragment in our design of non-dye compounds capable of(More)
The aggregation of amyloid-β peptides into cytotoxic oligomeric and fibrillary aggregates is believed to be one of the major pathological events in Alzheimer disease. Here we report the design and synthesis of a novel series of indole and 7-azaindole derivatives containing, nitrile, piperidine and N-methyl-piperidine substituents at the 3-position to(More)
It is assumed that amyloid-β aggregation is a crucial event in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Novel 2,6-disubstituted pyridine derivatives were designed to interact with the β-sheet conformation of Aβ via donor-acceptor-donor hydrogen bond formation. A series of pyridine derivatives were synthesized and tested regarding their potential to inhibit(More)
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