Inhibiting Apolipoprotein E possible means of therapeutic intervention for Alzheimers disease
A research team led by University of South Florida neuroscientist Huntington Potter, PhD, CEO of the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimers Center & Research Institute, for the first time has defined how the protein Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) contributes to both the formation of amyloid brain lesions and the memory loss associated with Alzheimers disease. The research, conducted jointly by USF and the Byrd Institute, is published in the October 2004 issues of the Journal of Alzheimers Disease and the Neurobiology of Aging.
Previous work has shown that the inflammatory protein ApoE can speed the buildup in the brain of amyloid plaques, the major pathological hallmark of Alzheimers disease. These deposits of plaques are composed primarily of the amyloid-beta protein (AB). However, the mechanism by which ApoE exerted its ill effects on Alzheimers disease was unclear.
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