A Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Reduces β-Amyloid Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

@article{Refolo2001ACD,
  title={A Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Reduces $\beta$-Amyloid Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease},
  author={Lorenzo M. Refolo and Miguel A Pappolla and John J Lafrancois and Brian Todd Malester and Stephen D. Schmidt and Tara Thomas-Bryant and G. Stephen Tint and R. Wang and Marc H Mercken and Suzana S. Petanceska and Karen E. Duff},
  journal={Neurobiology of Disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={890-899}
}
Clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory studies suggest that cholesterol may play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Transgenic mice exhibiting an Alzheimer's beta-amyloid phenotype were treated with the cholesterol-lowering drug BM15.766 and tested for modulation of beta-amyloid levels. BM15.766 treatment reduced plasma cholesterol, brain Abeta peptides, and beta-amyloid load by greater than twofold. A strong, positive correlation between the amount of plasma cholesterol… 
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