Small molecule inhibitors of Aβ-aggregation and neurotoxicity

Hawkes, Cheryl A. and Ng, Vivian and McLaurin, Joanne (2009) Small molecule inhibitors of Aβ-aggregation and neurotoxicity. Drug Development Research, 70 (2). pp. 111-124. ISSN 0272-4391

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Alzheimer disease (AD) is characterized pathologically by extracellular amyloid deposits composed of Aβ peptide, neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) made up of hyperphosphorylated tau, and a deficit of cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain. Presently, only symptomatic therapies are available for the treatment of AD and these therapies have a limited time frame of utility. Amyloid disorders represent the effects of chronic Aβ production and are not a secondary pathological effect caused by a distant trigger; therefore targeting Aβ is a viable pursuit. In this review, we will discuss the various small molecule anti- aggregation inhibitors that have been reported in the literature, with emphasis on compounds that are presently being investigated in clinical trials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Drug Development Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3000/3002
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 137315
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2019 15:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 12:16

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