Translating cell biology into therapeutic advances in Alzheimer's disease

  title={Translating cell biology into therapeutic advances in Alzheimer's disease},
  author={Dennis J Selkoe},
Studies of the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease exemplify the increasingly blurred distinction between basic and applied biomedical research.The four genes so far implicated in familial Alzheimer's disease have each been shown to elevate brain levels of the self-aggregating amyloid-β protein, leading gradually to profound neuronal and glial alteration, synaptic loss and dementia. Progress in understanding this cascade has helped to identify specific therapeutic targets and provides a… CONTINUE READING
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