The role of metals in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease.

  title={The role of metals in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Ivan Shcherbatykh and D. E. O. S. Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  volume={11 2},
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting millions of men and women worldwide. It is characterized by the accumulation of extracellular amyloid-beta (A beta) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside neurons and dystrophic neurons. Several risk factors are associated with the early onset and progression of the disease. Although the initiating molecular events are not entirely known, in recent years it has become… CONTINUE READING