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Alzheimer Disease: New Target Structure for the Development of Pharmaceuticals

03.12.2014

At present about 18 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer disease, a neurodegenerative disorder which leads to dementia. The pharmaceuticals currently registered for the treatment of Alzheimer are only able to reduce symptoms marginally and delay progression of Alzheimer disease to a limited extent. The novel preventive target structure, the APP-AICD/ Fe65-PTB2 complex, offers a new chance for the development of a possible pharmaceutical for a causal treatment of Alzheimer disease.

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