17 beta-estradiol alleviates synergistic oxidative stress resulting from folate deprivation and amyloid-beta treatment.

Oxidative stress is thought to be a pivotal factor in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid-beta (Abeta) induces oxidative damage, which is likely to be compounded by deficiencies in endogenous antioxidant capacity. Indeed, folate deprivation, which has been associated with AD, potentiates generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by Abeta. We examined… (More)