Tau-based therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer's disease - a mini-review.

@article{Boutajangout2014TaubasedTA,
  title={Tau-based therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer's disease - a mini-review.},
  author={Allal Boutajangout and Thomas Wisniewski},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={381-5}
}
The accumulation of aggregated, hyperphosphorylated tau as neurofibrillary tangles and neuropil threads are cardinal features of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The other lesions found in AD include amyloid plaques and congophilic amyloid angiopathy, both associated with the extracellular accumulation of the amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide. AD is the most common cause of dementia globally. Currently, there are no effective means to treat AD or even to slow it down. The dominant theory for the causation of… CONTINUE READING

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